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City of Halifax Civic Reports:1865-1920

Each year all departments of the City of Halifax would submit a formal report to Council. These were published annually by the Clerk's Office, as "Civic Reports" or "City Reports", essentially an Annual Report. The structure of city government changed many times and so the content of the Annual Reports also changed; however, they typically include:

  • Estimates;
  • City Auditor’s Report;
  • City Treasurer’s Report;
  • City Clerk’s Report;
  • City Prison Report;
  • City Home or Poor Asylum Report;
  • City Assessor’s Report;
  • Water Commission Report
  • Library Reports;
  • Report of the Chief of Police;
  • Fire Department Report;
  • Clerk of Works Report;
  • City Engineer's Report
  • List of Mayors (some volumes have a photograph of the mayor);
  • List of Aldermen and Councillors (for Board of Control years);
  • Valuation for Assessment reports

Searching and Viewing

  • Select the year below to view a digitized copy of the Civic Reports. You can search within each year by using "Find" (<Ctrl F>) in the pdf file;
  • or search over all City of Halifax Civic Reports by going to Google.ca and entering "site:http://legacycontent.halifax.ca/archives/HalifaxAnnReps_your search term" (where _ is a space).

This will limit your search to the contents of this page. We apologize for this cumbersome temporary search mechanism, a better tool is in the works.

1865-1895
1896-1902
1903-1907
1908-1920

1857-1864 (available at Halifax Public Library or Nova Scotia Archives)

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1866-1867

1871-1872p1-65

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1872-1879 (available at Halifax Public Library or Nova Scotia Archives)

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1918-1919(available at Nova Scotia Archives)

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1920-1922(available at Nova Scotia Archives)

Halifax Municipal Archives is very gratefu to Halifax Public Libraries for the loan of several volumes to fill gaps in our set of Reports.

The digitization of these reports was made possible through Provincial Archival Development Program funds provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.