Department of Justice

Registry of Regulations 

   
Home
About the Registry
Consolidated Regulations
Royal Gazette Part I
Annual indexes
Weekly issues
FAQs
Fees
Subscriptions
Search
Royal Gazette Part II
Other Publications
Contacts
Related links

Order regulations

Search for regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

This page contains answers to some frequently asked questions about the Royal Gazette Part I.

Do you have more questions about the Royal Gazette Part I?


Is any part of the publication online?

Annual indexes are available online, beginning with the year 2000.

Weekly issues are available online in Adobe PDF, beginning with the year 2006.


I need to publish a notice. What do I need to submit?

The following details what is needed by the Office of the Royal Gazette in order to publish your notice:

Submissions may be made by mail or in person at the Office of the Royal Gazette.

Probate Notices

For estates granted probate or administration after Oct. 1, 2001
Request for Advertisement (Form 31, see form for details)
Publication Fee: $59.78 ($68.75 including 15% HST)
(cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to “Minister of Finance”)


Notice of Solemn Form Application (Form 45)

Publication Fee: $26.22 ($30.15 including 15% HST)

(cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to “Minister of Finance”)

For estates granted probate or administration before Oct. 1, 2001
Estate Notices: Copy of Certificate of Probate
Please include:

  • the name of estate
  • the place of residence of deceased
  • the date of probate
  • the name, mailing address, and phone number of executor(s) or administrator(s), including lawyer, if applicable
  • the publication fee: $59.78 ($68.75 including 15% HST)
    (cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to “Minister of Finance”)


Citation Notices
: Copy of Citation to Close
Please include all of the following:

  • the name of estate
  • the place of residence of deceased
  • date and time of court closing
  • name of Registrar or Deputy Registrar of Probate involved
  • mailing address where you would like your copy of the Gazette sent
  • the publication fee: $26.22 ($30.15 including 15% HST)
    (cash or cheque. Please make cheques payable to “Minister of Finance”)

What is the deadline for publication?

Notices must be received by 4:30 pm on Tuesday for publishing in the Wednesday gazette


What are the fees?

Fees for the Royal Gazette Part I, as prescribed by N.S. Reg. 41/99, as amended, are as follows:

   
Nova Scotia
(includes 15%
HST
)

All other provinces
and territories
(plus applicable tax)
Subscriptions ..................................................................................... $152.61/year $132.70/year
Advertising • citation notices, 5 insertions ......................................... $30.15 $26.22
Estate Notices • 1 month (under $800.00 value) ................................... $30.15 $26.22
• 3 issues (notice for proof in solemn form) ..................... $30.15 $26.22
• 6 months ..................................................................... $68.75 $59.78
All other notices, for maximum number of insertions required by statute... $30.15 $26.22
General advertising not covered by above (per column inch)..................... $15.20 $13.22
 

What is published in the Royal Gazette Part I?

Various statutes require that notice of certain information be given by publication in the Royal Gazette. Below are descriptions of some of the types of notices that are published in the Royal Gazette Part I.
(Please note: this list is not exhaustive.)

Change of Name Act Notification of change of name, as approved by the Deputy Registrar-General of Vital Statistics.
Companies Act Notice of change of name.
Notice of application to surrender Certificate of Incorporation or Certificate of Amalgamation.
Notice of striking off register and dissolution of company.
Corporations Registration Act Notice of revocation of Certificate of Registration by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, either by request or for default in payment of registration fee.
Credit Union Act Notice of Certificate of Intent to Dissolve.
Criminal Code of Canada Notice of designation of qualified technicians (pursuant to subsection 254(1))
Justices of the Peace Act Notice of appointment as justice of the peace.
Labour Standards Code Notice of minimum wage adjustments under Minimum Wage Orders.
Motor Carrier Act Notice of application for issue, transfer or amendment of Motor Carrier License.
Motor Vehicle Act Appointment of traffic authority.
Municipality parking regulations.
Motor Vehicle Transport Act Notice of application for issue or amendment of operating license.
Probate Act
For estates granted probate
or administration after
Oct 1, 2001
Notice for Proof in Solemn Form: notice of application to court to have will proved in solemn form (published for 3 issues, no prescribed form)
Estate Notice: notice of date of grant, name and address of executor or administrator and solicitor (published for 6 months, prescribed in Form 31 of the regulations).
For estates granted probate
or administration before
Oct 1, 2001
Ancillary Probate Notice: notice of application for Ancillary Letters of Probate (published for 3 issues).
Citation for Proof in Solemn Form: notice of petition to court to have will and testament proved in solemn form (published for 8 issues).
Citation Notice: notice of date and place for closing of estate (published for 5 issues).
Estate Notice: notice of date of probate, name and address of executor or administrator and Solicitor (published for either 6 months or 1 month (under $800 value)).
Partnership and Business
Names Registration Act
Notice of revocation of Certificate of Registration by the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, either by request or for default in payment of registration fee.
Securities Act Orders, notices and Rules of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission.
Miscellaneous Notices

Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board notices.
Co-operatives Associations Act: notice to creditors and notice of striking off register and dissolution.
Corporations Miscellaneous Provisions Act: notice re application for reduction in capital.
Elections Act: summary of recognized parties election expenses.
Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act: notice of application for sea plants harvesting lease.
Forests Act: Fire Proclamation.
Judicature Act: amendment to Civil Procedure Rules.
Municipal Government Act: notice of registration as Municipal Auditor.
Public Highways Act: designation of controlled access highway.
Public Prosecutions Act: Directive of the Attorney General.
Solemnization of Marriage Act: notice of addition to/removal from register.
Wildlife Act: Hunting Prohibition Orders.
Federal statutes: various.

Orders in Council Appointments by the Governor in Council, e.g., Acting Ministers, Acting Chairs, Medical Examiners, and Commissioners.

Where can I view copies of the Royal Gazette Part I?

After your advertisement is published, rather than having it mailed to you, you may pick up your copy of the Royal Gazette Part I at the Office of the Royal Gazette Part I

The Royal Gazette Part I is available online in Adobe PDF

Copies of issues of the Royal Gazette Part I may also be viewed at:

  • Legislative Library
  • Public Archives of Nova Scotia
  • Regional libraries
    • Cape Breton Regional Library
    • Colchester-East Hants Regional Library
    • Cumberland Regional Library
    • Dartmouth Regional Library
    • Eastern Counties Regional Library
    • Halifax County Regional Library (Lower Sackville and Cole Harbour)
    • Halifax Regional Library
    • Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
    • South Shore Regional Library
    • Western Counties Regional Library
  • University libraries
    • Acadia University Library
    • Dalhousie Law Library
    • Cape Breton University

(Links to regional library websites can be found on the Nova Scotia Provincial Library web site, and links to Nova Scotia Universities can be found at: https://www.mynsfuture.ca/)




This page and all contents are copyright © , Province of Nova Scotia, all rights reserved.
Please send comments to: Office of the Registrar of Regulations

Privacy