Sewer System Update

This is good information from the Town of Truro, applicable to the sewer systems in the Municipality of Cumberland.

Click here for a link to their YouTube video

Nova Scotia State of Emergency issued

The Province of Nova Scotia issued a State of Emergency March 22, 2020.

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Building Inspection Services

In light of the continued developments with the COVID-19 virus, the Municipality of Cumberland will be postponing fire inspections indefinitely and required building inspections will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Our building officials are available to residents via email and phone to process applications. 

 Current permit holders are required to contact the building official at each required inspection stage as indicated on their permit prior to proceeding with construction.

To contact Building Inspections by email please use or by phone at 902-667-1142

Update to preliminary tax sale deadlines

Earlier this month, the Municipality of Cumberland sent out preliminary tax sale notices on past-due accounts with a due date of March 27, 2020. In light of the current global pandemic and the resulting requirements to practice social distancing for health and safety, the deadline for those preliminary tax sales notices will be pushed to June 27, 2020.

The tax sale scheduled for April 28, 2020 will be postponed. 

Water disconnections scheduled for Springhill customers for the week of March 23-26 will be postponed until the end of next quarter.

A reminder, anyone wishing to make a payment may do so with the following methods:

• Online via Paymentus (
• Online via personal banking websites
• Telephone banking
• Mailing a cheque to the Upper Nappan Service Centre
• Using the Pre-authorized debit form (call for a copy to be mailed to you)
• Dropslot at the main doors of the Upper Nappan Service Centre