2022 Trenton FunFest

2022 Trenton FunFest
July 13-17, 2022

Vist the Trenton FunFest section for full details!

2022-2023 Budget & Tax Rate


Wednesday, June 15, 2022
2022-2023 Budget & Tax Rate

At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, Council approved, accepted, and adopted the General Operating Budget of the Town of Trenton for the fiscal year from April 01, 2022 to March 31, 2023, in the amount of $4,680,027.

With extra consideration and reflection by Council, we have approved the Town’s Residential and Resource property tax rate for this fiscal year will increase $0.05 to be set at $2.04 per $100 of assessment.

All other tax rates will remain unchanged from the previous fiscal as follows:

  • Commercial property tax rate to stay at $4.10 per $100 of assessment
  • Solid Waste (garbage collection) annual user fee rate of $146.00 per dwelling unit
  • Fire protection rate at $0.0725 per $100 of assessment

Dependent on property assessments, this may cause property owners to see an increase in their final tax bills, set to be issued in September 2022.

Council did not come to this decision lightly, and exhausted various scenarios ending with this necessary change. We would like to thank residents for their understanding and know we will continue to put the future of our Town at the forefront of our decision making.


Mayor Donald Hussher & Town Council


Related Documents:

Low Income Tax Exemption 2022-2023

Low Income Tax Exemption

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 2021 year was less than $26,200 (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:

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 31, 2022. 

Proposed Fireworks By-law 2022-01

UPDATE: Council Approves Fireworks By-law 2022-01

Updated 04/13/2022 - Council approved the Fireworks By-law No. 2022-01 at the April Council Meeting on 04/12/2022. The approved by-law can be found in the Related Documents section below.

Notice of Intent to Adopt New Fireworks By-law No.2022-01
& Repeal Fireworks Sections of Public Safety By-law No.18

that the Town of Trenton intends to adopt a new Fireworks By-law No.2022-01 at the Town Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The first reading of the proposed by-law took place at the March Council meeting on Tuesday, March 08, 2022.

This By-law is intended to regulate the discharge of fireworks within the Town to ensure the safety of the public & to protect the peace & tranquility of a residential area. A draft copy of the By-law is available below or for review at Town Hall (120 Main Street) during public office hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The sections of By-law No.18 Public Safety related to the use of fireworks in the Town of Trenton (s.7-8) will be repealed upon approval of the new Fireworks By-law.

Questions or concerns may be submitted to:

Town of Trenton
P.O. Box 328
Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0

Email to:  

Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Council Chambers (2nd Floor of Town Hall - 120 Main Street)
6:00pm Start - Council will address the Fireworks by-law at the beginning of the meeting

Related Documents

Outstanding Trenton Residents

Do you know someone who always goes out of their way to make your day a little brighter?

How about a volunteer making adifference in our community?

Do you think someone should be acknowledged for their great accomplishments?


We always love recognizing our Trenton businesses and supporting local. Now we want to recognize the people from Trenton! In 2022, we hope to celebrate a Trenton  resident each month in the TrentonTalk newsletter as a way to promote people in our community for good deeds, volunteer service, an employee or neighbor who went out of their way, etc. This will be an on-going selection process with Town Administration choosing a new outstanding resident each month to highlight. 

Nomination Process

Nomination forms may be dropped off at the
Trenton Administration Office (120 Main Street)
during Public Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

You can also e-mail your nomination form to:  

To be considered for the next month's newsletter, the submission deadline will be the 8th day of each month. Can’t meet this months deadline? Not to worry! Send in your form and we will keep it on file for upcoming selections. There is no age restriction. The only requirement is the nominee must be an outstanding resident from the Town of Trenton!

pdf Nomination Form - To Fill Out Electronically (831 KB)

You can fill out this form electronically & print to submit or email to  

pdf Nomination Form - To Print & Fill Out Manually (824 KB)

This form can be printed to be filled out manually or can also be picked up at Town Hall during public office hours.



Welcome Home to Pictou County Guide

The “Welcome Home to Pictou County Guide: A community guide to the place we call home” was created through a partnership between Healthy Pictou County, the Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Tourism Association (DEANS), the Pictou County Regional Enterprise Network (REN), and the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce. It was also designed and printed locally by Advocate Printing. Funding was received from the Province of Nova Scotia for a large portion of this project, and we are excited to have it completed.

This guide is a wonderful piece for people considering our area, those new to the area, and even those who grew up in Pictou County. Take a look, you might just find something new!

Stop by the local Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library branches to view a hard copy of the guide they will have on reference or visit the Healthy Pictou County website for more information and to view the electronic version (also available below). Any questions or details on ordering your own print run, please email Nicole LeBlanc.

Welcome Home to Pictou County Guide: a community guide to the place we call home

Housing Nova Scotia

Housing Nova Scotia (NS)

Are you aware that Housing Nova Scotia offers programs throughout Nova Scotia which help keep low and modest income homeowners in their own homes, and in the communities they’re helped to build, for as long as they can? Their goal is to help eligible families, seniors and persons with disabilities make their homes safer and more accessible.

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The Town of Trenton is now on Instagram!

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