The best way to keep a community and its residents safe is to get involved.  The Village of Blacks Harbour has many ways that you can be an active participant in Public Safety.




Animal Control

The vast majority of pet owners are responsible and treat their pets as furry members of the family.  For pet owners who are not responsible, the municipality has by-laws in place to reasonably manage domestic animal control.  If you have a complaint, you can contact the Municipal Office and based on the nature of the complaint, the Municipal Office may contact the SPCA to investigate and take action if warranted.


If you suspect animal cruelty or abuse, the Province of New Brunswick has contracted the New Brunswick SPCA to investigate complaints and take action if warranted.  To report a case of animal cruelty or abuse to the New Brunswick SPCA, please phone 1-877-722-1522.


For issues with nuisance wildlife, please contact the Department of Energy and Resource Development at 506-755-4040 or visit their website by clicking External link opens in new tab or windowhere.


Building Services

Maintaining the structure and integrity of buildings in Blacks Harbour is the responsibility of the Building Inspector and the Municipal Office.  One of the best ways to protect public safety is by actively working with residents and property owners to ensure all buildings and repairs are completed as prescribed by the National Building Code. 


For more information on the Building Permit process, please check out our Permits & Licensing section.


Fire Protection

The Eastern Charlotte Regional Fire Service is a very active and well trained volunteer fire department that provides fire protection for the municipality, as well as neighbouring local service districts.  If you are interested in obtaining more information on our Fire Department, please call 456-4877 or email External link opens in new tab or


Policing and Crime Prevention




In Blacks Harbour, policing services are provided by District 1 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) from the St. George detachment (77 Mount Pleasant Road, St. George).  For non-emergency calls during business hours please call 755-1132 and after hours you can call 1-888-506-7267.  If you are calling to report a crime, and you do not want your name broadcast over the air, you can advise Dispatch and they will have an RCMP Officer call you back.


Burning permit

call : 1-866-458-8080

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