Life in any city or town is as satisfying and rewarding as the services that support it. Some of these services are visible on a daily basis. Others are behind the scenes—but as critical as any to the smooth functioning of the municipality. In St. Stephen there are different departments that work like a well-oiled machine to help maintain our quality of life. Each is staffed by a lot of talented people with a lot of different skills.
Chief Administrative Office
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides organizational leadership to staff and oversees the corporate strategies that have been determined by the Municipal District Council. The CAO oversees the day-to-day operating of the Municipal District of St. Stephen.
Our Corporate Services Department is responsible for administration, accounting, records management, and human resources. Duties include the preparation of financial statements including annual budgets and audit, accounting records, and financial transactions.
The Community Services department oversees our Municipal District parks and green spaces, sports fields, playgrounds, 1.8km of the waterfront trail, and the outdoor pool and splash pad. They also operate the $22 million-dollar Garcelon Civic Center.
Infrastructure Operations (Public Works, Water & Utilities) and Protective Services
The Public Works Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Municipal District's water distribution system, sanitary sewer collection infrastructure, storm sewer infrastructure, and transportation street network.
Protective Services includes the St. Stephen Fire Department (SSFD) and By-law Enforcement. Together, they address all matters relating to public safety and emergency preparedness, including the enforcement of municipal by-laws.
Municipal District Office is closed all Public Holidays:
New Year's Day – January 1
Family Day – Third Monday of February
Good Friday – First Friday after the full moon on or after March 21
Easter Monday – First Monday after Good Friday
Victoria Day – First Monday preceding May 25
Canada Day – July 1
New Brunswick Day – First Monday in August
Labour Day – First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day – Second Monday in October
Remembrance Day – November 11
Christmas Day – December 25
Boxing Day – December 26