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Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Community Mail Box Permit (Formerly Group Rural Mail Box Permit)

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone (usually Canada Post) who wants to place group mailboxes on a public highway right-of-way in Nova Scotia.
 
Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
 
Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Area Manager
Any district or area office
N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

(See Offices: N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.)
 
Application Forms & Process:
An application form can be obtained from the nearest district or area office of the N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. When completed, it is submitted to the Area Manager.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the permit will be sent to the applicant by mail.
 
Waiting Period:
3 to 5 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
 
Expiry & Renewal:
This permit does not expire.
 
Price:
Free
 
Related Requirements:
  1. This permit is required by the Canada Post Corporation before they will place such boxes.

  2. Depending on circumstances, a "Work Within Highway Right-of-Way Permit" may be required.
Additional Information:
Sight distance (how far away the site can be seen by motorists) and area for parking are prime considerations, as well as distance from intersections.
 
Legislative Authority:
Public Highways Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 371, Section 42
 

Last Updated: March 2009

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