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Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension

March 17, 2020 - 4:56 PM

Nova Scotians are being asked to take every precaution including social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That is why Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are temporarily closing for one week starting Wednesday, March 18, to establish new ways of providing service to minimize contact between people. Offices are expected to reopen Wednesday, March 25.

Government is also extending the date for driver licences and vehicle registrations expiring in March, April and May to Aug. 31. All law enforcement agencies have been notified of the extensions. Some of the services offered through Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are available online at https://www.novascotia.ca/sns/access/online-services.asp

Quick Facts:
there are 20 Access Centres/Registry of Motor Vehicles Offices in Nova Scotia about 10,000 driver licences are renewed monthly between 20,000-25,000 vehicle registrations are renewed monthly, Nova Scotians can call the provincial contact centre with urgent enquiries at 1-800-670-4357.

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Media Contacts:
Gary Andrea
Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services 902-456-6196 Email:
Marla MacInnis
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Cell: 902-499-6428 Email: