Types of Municipalities
A rural municipality is a defined territory incorporated under The Municipalities Act. A rural municipality is created by a ministerial order that describes the municipal boundaries and divisions therein. Rural municipalities include hamlets which may or may not be organized. A rural municipality is governed by an elected council that can hire staff to manage daily administration and maintain municipal services (e.g. roads, utilities, recreation facilities). A municipal council has the power to adopt bylaws.
The number of rural municipalities and organized hamlets can be found on the Types of Municipalities page.
Rural municipal boundary maps see our Municpal Boundary page.
Individual rural municipalities may be contacted using the Municipal Directory.
To view or buy a copy of The Municipalities Act or its related Regulations visit the Queen's Printer.
Guides, manuals and calendars for administrators and clerks can be found on our Publications page.