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Vital Statistics

Marriage Licences, Deputy Issuer of:  Registration

Who Needs This Registration?
Anyone who wants to be authorized to issue marriage licences in Nova Scotia.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Vital Statistics Office
Service Nova Scotia
Where can you get this Registration and / or further information?
Phone Outside of Nova Scotia:  902-424-4381
Toll-Free in Nova Scotia:  1-877-848-2578
Hours:  8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Holidays).
Visit Vital Statistics Office
Service Nova Scotia
300 Horseshoe Lake Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 0B7
E-mail VSTAT@novascotia.ca
Write: P.O. Box 157
Halifax, NS  B3J 2M9
Canada
Fax 902-450-7311
Application Forms & Process:
Application can be made to the Deputy Registrar General at the Vital Statistics Office (see above), who then forwards the application to the Minister of Service Nova Scotia. It must be approved by the N.S. Executive Council [Provincial Cabinet].

If approved, the appointment is forwarded to Vital Statistics Office, and the Registration will be sent to the applicant by mail.

Waiting Period:
10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
(Please allow several extra days for mail delivery.)
Expiry :

This certificate does not expire (although it can be revoked for just cause.)

Price:

Free

Related Requirements:
None
Additional Information:

Vital statistics is responsible for the training and supplying of Deputy Issuers of Marriage Licences. .

Legislative Authority:

Solemnization of Marriage Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 436


Last Updated: June 2012

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