The organizational structure of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations consists of four divisions:
Program Management and
Corporate Services (PMCS) - has responsibility for most of the programs
offered by the Department. This
includes strategic direction for the program, program development, enforcement
and public awareness. The
Division is also accountable for the related legislation, regulations
and policies necessary for each program and for human resource support.
Service Nova Scotia (SNS)
- this Branch was established to provide Nova Scotians with seamless access
to citizen and business-related government information and services. SNS
is the government's service delivery arm and provides people and businesses
of Nova Scotia with easy access to registration, licensing and data/information
retrieval services while ensuring the integrity, security, and, where
required, privacy of the data and information
Assessment Services - Assessment
Services is responsible for delivering an annual property assessment roll
to each of the 55 municipalities in compliance with the Assessment Act.
property assessment roll provides municipalities with a reliable and stable
basis to generate revenue to fund the services to its constituents, while
the uniform assessment is used to calculate municipal contributions towards
education, corrections and the distribution of provincial grants to municipalities.
the assessment roll is integral to the interests and financial health
Municipal Services - provides
advise, assistance and prepares policy related to municipal matters for
the government and on behalf of the government to municipalities. The
Division is also responsible for maintaining the legislative framework
in which municipalities operate. The
core business also operates most of the grant and other financial support
programs offered to municipalities
For more information, visit the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations web site.