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Official site of the municipal government

In Halifax, rich history meets progressive thinking to create opportunities and conditions for residents and businesses to thrive. We encourage collaboration and foster our citizens' creative, energetic spirit. We develop and embrace innovative ideas that enhance our residents' lives and give us a place on the world stage.


Find garbage collection and bus schedules. Welcoming newcomers to Halifax. Cycle to local events. Explore trails and find recreation programs or field conditions. Get police news, or information on building permits, By-Law standards and licencing. Get connected to water/wastewater/stormwater services.


Halifax is the region's economic engine; we have a vibrant Regional Centre that attracts and welcomes the world’s best talent and investment. Apply for permits and licences. Find planning and development information, as well as tenders and details on land-use planning, business parks and property for sale.


The Mayor and 16 district Councillors pass legislation, set the municipality’s priorities and its Strategic Plan and ensure that taxpayers dollars are spent effectively. Join a board or committee. Find a job in public service. Find out what is on Regional Council, Community Council, Standing Committee, or Board of Police Commissioners agendas.


Submit an online service request, pay your parking ticket, or register for a recreation program. Browse our open data catalogue or explore our online maps.