Town Office Temporary Hours


Re: Temporary Reduced Office Hours

Please be aware the Town of Trenton Administration Office (120 Main Street) must have reduced public office hours starting on Monday, July 26, 2021 up to and including Friday, August 06, 2021). 

Temporary Public Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 3:00pm 

Re: Natal Day Office Closure

The Administration Office will also be CLOSED for the Natal Day holiday on Monday, August 02, 2021.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause & hope everyone is having a great summer!

Low Income Tax Exemption 2021-2022

Low Income Tax Exemption

*Applications for the 2021-2022 fiscal year are now available.

The Low Income Tax Exemption is available to any person assessed to a taxable property in the Town of Trenton; currently lives in the home; and whose total income from all sources for the 2020 year was less than $25,000 (total income means total household income excluding war veteran’s allowance or pension paid pursuant to the Pension Act).

Applicants must provide proof of income & the application signature MUST be witnessed at Town Hall (120 Main Street).

The full policy can be found here:  pdf FIN-20200616 - LOW INCOME TAX RELIEF POLICY (88 KB)

Applications can be picked up at Town Hall during public office hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm). If you wish to print the application at home, it is available by clicking on this application link:


The maximum exemption granted is $250.00.

All applications must be completed and returned to Town Hall no later than  August 13, 2021. 

Special Council Meeting (05/25/2021)




Tuesday, May 25, 2021

7:30 PM (start to follow the regularly scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting)


  • RFP No. TOTR042021 Trenton Water Works System Assessment
  • RFP No. 2011.5B Trenton Park Revitalization Project Phase 5B (Building Upgrades)
  • By-law No. 2021-001 Cross Connection Control – Final Reading


Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting will not be open to the public.

A draft of the meeting minutes will be posted within 24 hours of the meeting.

Quarterly Water Billings Delayed


Quarterly Water Billing Delayed

The Town of Trenton wishes to advise residents that the quarterly water billing  regularly scheduled for late June was delayed due to unexpected software updates required for the water billing system. This issue will cause the next water bills to be higher than normal as they will be for a longer period. The shift in this billing cycle will cause the quarterly bills issued in September to be for a shorter period; therefore, you should notice a lower cost at that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we are working with the software company to ensure the meter reads are done as quickly as possible. 


Please contact Town Hall or the Water Works Dept.:

Town Hall (120 Main Street, Trenton NS)
Public Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tel: 902-752-5311
Water Works Dept.: 902-752-1450

(May 11, 2021) Off-highway Vehicle Use in Trenton


Re: Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Use

In the springtime, when the ground begins to thaw and becomes soft, use of off-highway vehicles can create visible damage to trails (as seen in the photo below). Unfortunately, when off-highway vehicles use trails unintended for such use, there can also be damage to vegetation, increased runoff, soil erosion, and degradation of water quality.
Per the Off-highway Vehicles Act. R.S., c. 323, s. 1.:
Permission of owner or occupier
14 (1) No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle on a sidewalk, walkway, school grounds, utility service lane, cultivated land, private forest land, campground, golf course, park, playground or any private property, without the written permission of the owner or occupier.
The Act is available in full online: Off-highway Vehicle Act 
What does this mean?
In short, the Town does not permit the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on any Town-owned lands including trails or within Trenton Park. You are not allowed to use off-highway vehicles on any lands which you do not own, and you do not have written permission from the property owner to be on their lands with your off-highway vehicle.
What if there are no signs stating OHV are not permitted?
Signage is not required as the Town does not have any lands where off-highway vehicles are permitted. If you do not have written permission from a property owner, you are not permitted to be on their lands with an off-highway vehicle. This is the law.
What should I do if someone is using an OHV on my land without my permission?
If you find someone using their OHV on your land without your permission and wish to make a complaint, please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Non-Emergency Line at 902-752-1941.
What should I do if I see someone using an OHV on Town-owned land or property other than my own?
If you find someone using their OHV on Town-owned land or property other than your own and wish to make a complaint, please contact the Town of Trenton at 902-752-5311.
What should I do if I find damage on Town-owned land (including trails) caused by an OHV?
Please report any damage found to the Town of Trenton by calling 902-752-5311.
For a breakdown of Provincial Rules and Regulations regarding Off-highway Vehicle use, visit: