Planning & Development

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Yarmouth's Planning & Development Department exists to provides planning, development control, and building inspection services to the Town of Yarmouth. The Department is overseen by the Planning Director, who provides reports and recommendations on planning matters to the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC).  In turn, the PAC advises Council on the preparation, amendment, or revision of planning documents.

We also maintain and update the civic addressing system and provide property information and mapping services to the public and to other government departments and agencies. For the latest Planning & Development Notices, check out our news blog.

Building Permits

From sheds and decks to large structures, any development within the Town of Yarmouth requires a Municipal Development Permit. Permits are also required for repairs, alterations or additions, or demolition of existing buildings. Even if no construction occurs, a Development Permit is also needed for a "change of use" such as a new business.

If you're thinking of starting a new business, or beginning a construction project, please check our online resource BizPal or visit our Development Services page. You can learn more about our building standards and enforcement on our Minimum Housing, By-Laws, and By-Law Enforcement pages.

Planning & Development Department

We're located on the third floor of the Town Hall at:

Town Hall
400 Main St
Yarmouth Nova Scotia
B5A 1G2
Tel: (902) 742-1505
Fax: (902) 749-1474
Mon-Fri 8:30AM–4:30PM

Caroline Robertson, MCIP, LPP - Director of Planning
Overall operations of Planning and Development Department
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Phone: (902) 742-1505
Fax: (902) 749-1474

Joanne Earle – Development Officer
Administers Land Use By-law, Subdivision By-law, Civic Addressing By-law, and Swimming By-law
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Phone: (902) 742-1505
Fax: (902) 749-1474

Glenn Muise - Building Inspector
Administers the Town’s Building By-law
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Phone: (902) 742-1505
Fax: (902) 749-1474

Russell Allen – By-Law Enforcement Officer (Located on the Main Level)
Administers a variety of by-laws
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Phone: (902) 742-2521
Fax: (902) 742-6244

Tracy Bruce - Geographic Information System Technician
Responsible for mapping of all water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, infrastructure, streets, curbs, and sidewalks.
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Phone: (902) 742-1505
Fax: (902) 749-1474

Judy Durkee - Administrative Assistant, Planning and Development Department
Inquiries and administrative support relating to aspects of the Planning and Development Department as well as Economic Development Services
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Phone: (902) 742-1505
Fax: (902) 749-1474

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood

Contacts

Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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