Council Policies

A policy is a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is not normally used to denote what is actually done, this would be done by a by-law. Whereas a policy will contain the 'what' and the 'why', by-laws contain the 'what', the 'how', the 'where', and the 'when'.

A policy differs from a by-law. While law can compel or prohibit behaviors, policy merely guides actions toward those that are most likely to achieve a desired outcome.

These Municipal Policies are guidelines to be followed by the Municipality of the District of Shelburne and its residents.


These Policies are an electronic reproduction made available for information purposes only and have no legal status.

The format may be different and plans, pictures, other graphics or text may be altered. Where applicable, amended policies have been consolidated with the original policy for convenience and reference.

To verify the accuracy and currency of this information, or to obtain certified copies of the official version of a policy, contact our office at 136 Hammond Street, Shelburne, NS or phone (902) 875-3544.

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Healthy Eating in Municipal and Recreation Settings Policy 

Installment Billing Policy

Fire and Emergency Services Policy

Procurement Policy

Please contact our office for a complete list of Municipal Policies.