Planning Services are provided to the Municipalities of Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton, overseen by the Planning Services Coordinator at Middleton Town Hall along with staff in several locations. Civic addressing, GIS and Mapping are done at the Town of Annapolis Royal, while Building and Fire Inspection is performed by Middleton staff.

Planning Services
Advises town councils and their planning advisory committees (PAC's) on matters relating to planning and development.
Prepares and administers the municipal planning strategies (town plans) and land use by-laws.
Prepares policy and plans for councils toward sustainable and appropriate growth.
Assists in preventing land use conflicts in Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton.
Preserves and protects land uses of a sensitive nature through research and policy implementation.
Promotes protection and sustainable use of heritage properties through assistance to member towns and heritage property owners.
Development & Building Inspection
Administers the subdivision by-laws, approving and registering town subdivisions.
Implements regulations associated with municipal planning strategies through issuance of development permits, public information and developer assistance.
Issues required permits for new buildings, demolition and renovations in accordance with local building by-laws and the National Building Code.
Provides Fire Inspection services under the authority of the Nova Scotia Fire Safety Act and Regulations.