The Municipality of the District of Shelburne has in place a  Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-Law relating to wind turbines, as well as the Lake Rodney Watershed Area By-Law (available to be viewed at the municipal office during normal business hours).

There are no business or residential zones in the Municipality of Shelburne. 


A Development Permit is required for the Town of Shelburne & Town of Lockeport. If you are planning to build within the Towns of Shelburne or Lockeport, you must first obtain the required Development Permit from the appropriate Town office. Approval to connect to Public Sewer is also required.

Development Permit Application Form – Fillable

Town of Shelburne
168 Water Street
P.O. Box 670
Shelburne, NS
B0T 1W0
(902) 875-2991

Town of Lockeport
26 North Street
P.O. Box 189
Lockeport, NS
(902) 656-2216