Service Nova Scotia Banner
Government Home > Service NS Home > Registry of Motor Vehicles
Service Nova Scotia Home Government Home

Service NS Home

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Arrow Licensing Services
Arrow Vehicle Registration & Plates
Arrow Customer Service Centres
Arrow Driver Exam Locations
Arrow Safety Promotions
Arrow Other Information
Arrow Schedule of Fees
Arrow Comments to RMV
Arrow Frequently Asked Questions
Arrow Related Links
Arrow What's New in RMV

About the Department
Online Services
Services en français
Forms and Applications
Office Locations

Contact Service Nova ScotiaContact Us

Registry of Motor Vehicles

Registry of Motor Vehicles – 3% Fee Increase June 1, 2015

Please be advised, effective June 1, 2015 Registry of Motor Vehicles fees will increase by 3%.

Motor Vehicle Appeal Board

Legislation has passed which has created an appeal process for certain decisions made by the Registrar. To find out more, visit Motor Vehicle Appeal Board.

Acadian flag licence plate

The Acadian flag licence plate is now available from from any Access Nova Scotia or Registry of Motor Vehicles Office.

New Vehicle Licence Plates

The province has redesigned vehicle licence plates issued to cars, vans, trucks and trailers. The new design will be more modern and will provide improved visibility.

New Driver's Licence & Identification Cards

The province has introduced new driver's licences and ID cards with enhanced security features to better protect the personal identity of Nova Scotians.

Harmonized Sales Tax Rate

Effective July 1, 2010 the Provincial Portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) was increased from 8% to 10%. Therefore, effective July 1, 2010 the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and the Nova Scotia Sales Tax (NSST) will be increased from 13% to 15%.

Vehicles purchased on or after July 1, 2010 will be taxable at the rate of 15%. For a Schedule of Fees effective July 1, 2010, click here. Some Goods & Services fees are subject to HST. You may also call our Call Centre, 902-424-5851 within Metro or 1-800-898-7668 outside of metro) or visit any of our Registry of Motor Vehicle or Access Nova Scotia offices for more information.

We now offer the following transactions through our Online Express Services

  1. Vehicle Permit Renewals
  2. Change of Address
  3. Motor Vehicle Fine Payment
  4. Driver Test Payments

Use keywords to find information on the
Registry of Motor Vehicles website:

Motor Vehicle Appeal Board

Retire your ride

RMV Quiz
Our Services

Staff at the Registry of Motor Vehicles throughout the province are trained to direct you to the appropriate information sources with a minimum of fuss. We will make sure you get the information you need.

image image
image image
image image This page and all contents Crown copyright © 2017, Province of Nova Scotia, all rights reserved.
Please use the online inquiry form if you have any questions, comments or suggestions.