Notice of Public Hearings

Category: Council Notices

Three Public Hearings will be held on Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 7pm in Town Council Chambers, 400 Main Street.

The Public can register to speak in person or call in to the hearings. Written submissions will also be accepted and will be received until 8:00 am on Tuesday, January 12th by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Verbal submissions will be received at the time of the Public Hearing by registering to speak in person. Speakers are required to wear a mask at all times throughout the Public Hearing except when speaking. Speakers are required to register no later than 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 902-742-8565. Due to the possibility for technical issues, written or in person submissions are preferable.

1. Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) Housekeeping Amendments

What are the amendments about?

The MPS and the LUB work together to guide growth and development as part of a long-term plan and vision for the Town of Yarmouth. Since Council’s approval of both documents in 2016, Planning staff have been addressing inconsistencies, errors, and omissions through amendments.

How will this affect me?

The proposed revisions to these documents will provide for better readability and allow for easier understanding of the contents.

How do I get more information?

More information on the amendments to the MPS and LUB are provided in a report. To view this report, visit: townofyarmouth.ca/current-applications.html or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your specific questions.

2. Building Code ByLaw Amendment

What are the amendments about?

The proposed changes will assist both applicants and staff by providing additional clarity around the building code regulation requirements for the application, permitting, inspection, occupancy and demolition. It will also see a change in the bylaw name from "Building Bylaw" to "Building Code Bylaw".

How will this affect me?

If you are a building permit applicant, these amendments will assist in making the entire building process easier and more transparent from start to finish. The revised bylaw will contain clarifying language on each step and better detail all building lifecycle requirements.

How do I get more information?

For more information on the amendment to the Building Code Bylaw, Request for Decision with amendment changes can be found here: townofyarmouth.ca/agenda-and-minutes.html (November 25, 2020 Committee of the Whole agenda) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your specific questions.

3. Vacant Buildings Bylaw Amendment

What are the amendments about?

The proposed changes will require the property owner of a vacant or abandoned building to apply for a Vacant Property Permit and ensure the property is maintained and/or repaired to become re-occupied in the future. Enforcement of the Building and Fire Code regulations during the time the building is unoccuppied will take place.

How will this affect me?

If you are a vacant or abandoned building owner in the town you will need to apply for a Vacant Property Permit.

How do I get more information?

For more information on the amendment to the Regulating Vacant and Abandoned Buildings Bylaw, a Request for Decision with amendment changes can be found here: townofyarmouth.ca/agenda-and-minutes.html (Dec. 10, 2020 Council Meeting agenda) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your specific questions.