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Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations

Access Nova Scotia

Services for businesses and individuals.

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Municipal Affairs

Information and services for Nova Scotia's municipalities.

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Buy Local Licence Plate


Nova Scotia can now support local products, including Nova Scotia’s agriculture and seafood products by choosing the optional Buy Local licence plate.

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Motor Vehicle Appeal Board


Legislation has passed which has created an appeal process for certain decisions made by the Registrar.

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Online Services


Access Nova Scotia offers a range of services you can complete online. Renew your licence plate, purchase a birth, death or marriage certificate, update your home address and much more in this section.

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Better Business

The province's new plan to make it easier to do business in Nova Scotia will benefit businesses, social enterprises and the economy.

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RSSLatest News

Province Amends Program that Helps Prevent Impaired Driving
Nova Scotia is updating Alcohol Ignition Interlock program regulations to formalize practices and reflect recent Criminal Code changes.  2014-03-31 13:04 (full text)
Shared Vision Needed for Strong Nova Scotia Municipalities, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is a op-ed piece from Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Mark Furey. Building a stronger Nova Scotia demands a unity of purpose. We will succeed only if we work together in a spirit of trust and co-operation. This was the conclusion of the One Nova Scotia report, released last month by Ray Ivany and his commission on Building Our New Economy.   2014-03-28 10:23 (full text)
Changes Introduced to Property Valuation Services Corporation Act
Amendments were introduced today, March 28, to the Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC) Act to remove the Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations representative from the board.  2014-03-28 09:37 (full text)