Planning and Development

For more information about EDPC, visit: www.edpc.ca.
To schedule an appointment with a Planner or Inspector, please contact:
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Phone: 902-625-5363 or Toll-Free 1-888-625-5361

About EDPC:

The Eastern District Planning Commission provides planning, subdivision and building and fire inspection services in eastern Nova Scotia for the Counties of Antigonish, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria, and the Towns of Port Hawkesbury and Antigonish. EDPC is based out of Port Hawkesbury at 32 Paint Street, Unit 4. 

The planners, development officers, building inspectors and support staff work toward developing a safe and healthy community for you and your family. While the Commission will be providing planning, building, and inspection services, they will do so in accordance with all the Town’s existing policies, by-laws, and land use regulations. 

For more information on the services offered by EDPC, please visit the Services Section of their website. 

Office Hours:

EDPC has regular Planning office hours at Town Hall in Antigonish on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Building and Inspection-related services will be available on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

To make an appointment during office hours, please phone Darlene Halfpenny at Town Hall at 902-867-5575.
All inquiries outside of regular office hours can be made by calling the Commission directly.

Permits:

Permit applications can be obtained in Town Hall from the Office of Engineering and Public Works (2nd floor, Town Hall, 274 Main Street) or can be accessed from the Commission’s website.

When preparing your application, please consider the nature of your project and inquire with our team about the permits that may be required. For projects that require changes to municipal services (such as water, storm or sanitary sewer, driveway access or street work), a Municipal Services Permit administered by our Department of Engineering and Public Works will be required.

Development or building permits that require changes to or inclusion of these services will not be issued until a Municipal Services Permit is acquired.

The Town’s fees will change under the Commission. For a complete listing of fees, please visit the Eastern District Planning Commission's website

Any payments can be made payable to the Town of Antigonish. Payments will be accepted at Town Hall (1st floor, 274 Main Street) for all permit applications.

Unsightly Properties:

The Town's By-law Enforcement Office will continue to be the main point of contact for matters related to garbage, litter or an unkempt property, or perceived violations of residential minimum standards established by the Town.

Enforcement Officer/Traffic Authority: Shaun Smith
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Phone: 902-870-0881

Enforcement Officer: John Pellerin 
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Phone: 902-870-7503

Additional Questions:

Do you still have questions about our planning, building, and inspection services? Please contact the Director of Community Development and we will work to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Director of Community Development: Steve Scannell 
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Phone: 902-318-1378

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm