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Registry of Motor Vehicles - Plate Refund

There is an administration fee of $15.15 (includes $1.98 HST).

No refund will be made where the applicant is entitled to less than $3.00.

The refundable amount is based on the full calendar months remaining in registration period.

There will not be a refund issued on the following reduced fee registration vehicles:
iA vehicle for which the registration has no expiry date,
iA farm or fisherman truck,
iA vehicle owned by the Province of Nova Scotia,
iA vehicle with a restricted nominal fee,
iMiscellaneous equipment,
iA service truck,
iA farm tractor,
iAn antique auto,
iAn ambulance,
iA hearse,
iTrailers registered for 1,500 kilograms or less.

Commercial vehicles registered for a full year and have a weight of 5,001 kilograms or more may have their registration refunded one-twelfth of the annual registration fee for each month remaining in the period, less the administration fee of $15.15 (includes $1.98 HST). The Registrar must be satisfied that the vehicle is sold or transferred, replaced by a vehicle of light commercial weight, junked, repossessed, has left the province, or the plate owner is deceased.

Trailers registered for a weight of 1,501 kilograms or more, for any registration period, may have their registration refunded one-twelfth of the annual registration fee for each month remaining in the period, less the administration fee of $15.15 (includes $1.98 HST).

Refunds on staggered registrations may be issued provided that plates/stickers and permit are returned.

Procedure For Refund:

Plates/Permit/Stickers accompanied by a refund application may be deposited at any Registry of Motor Vehicles office throughout the province or mailed to:

Refund Section
Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 1652
Halifax, NS  B3J 2Z3

Refund cheques are issued by the Department of Finance. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for processing and mailing.

Since a commercial vehicle is required to be registered for the curb weight plus the load, refunds will not be issued on commercial registrations on the basis the registered weight exceeded the client's requirements, unless it is clearly evident the vehicle weight was incorrect.

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