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Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations - Registry of Motor Vehicles

Accessible Parking Identification Permits and Plates

Who Needs This Permit / Plate?
Anyone who wants to park in Accessible Parking Zones in Nova Scotia.

1)  A Permit can be carried in any vehicle in which the disabled individual is travelling, and can be moved from one vehicle to another.

2)  Plates [licence plates] must be attached to a specific vehicle, and can only be issued to the person who is named as owner on the Vehicle Permit. Upon successful application, you will be issued 2 plates, both of which must be attached to the vehicle; one at the front, and one at the rear.

Note: The proper medical forms must be completed before either a permit or a plate can be issued. Please see Application Forms and Process below.

Issuing Department / Agency:
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations:
Where can you get this Permit / Plate and / or further information?
Phone: (902) 424-5851 or if calling long distance, 
call 1-800-898-7668 (toll-free)
Visit:

Registry of Motor Vehicles Offices are located in Most Access Nova Scotia locations

E-mail: Send us an e-mail through our online enquiry form.
Website: http://www.novascotia.ca/snsmr/rmv
Write:

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
PO Box 1652
Halifax, NS  B3J 2Z3
Canada

Fax: (902) 424-0720
Application Forms & Process:

1)  The Permit can be issued for anyone of any age. It can be carried in any vehicle in which the disabled individual is travelling, and can be moved from one vehicle to another.

2)  The Plates must be attached to a specific vehicle, and can only be issued to the person who is named on the Vehicle Permit. [The plates already issued with that permit can be exchanged for the Accessible Parking Zone plates.]

You can get an application for an Accessible Parking Zone: permit or plates (Form LR166) at any of the offices listed above, or any Regional Office of the Registry of Motor Vehicles, or by mail. You can also download a form from our website.

The application must be completed, signed by the applicant and/or guardian and also by the applicant's physician, and returned. For information on Identification Requirements, please visit the Registry of Motor Vehicles website.

Note: Effective January 1, 2004, any time plates are being issued or renewed (exception: exchange of existing plates for Accessible Parking Zone plates), insurance information is required. A Statement of Insurance form must be completed.

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the permit or plates can be picked up at the counter, or mailed to the applicant.

Waiting Period:

No waiting at counter

by mail: 3 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
(Please allow several extra days for mail delivery.)

Expiry & Renewal:
The plates are valid for 2 years; the permit is valid for 5 years.  They are renewable.  The Department will send out a renewal notice before they expire.

A temporary parking permit is valid for up to 6 months from its date of issue.
Price:  (No tax is charged)
1)  Permit: free
2)  Temporary Permit: free
3)  Plates: Straight exchange for existing plates
4)  Replacement: Permit - $ 5
5)  Replacement: Plates - $10.65

Payment at counter:  cash, Interac debit card, Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card, cheque or money order made out to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Payment by mail:  please pay by cheque or money order made out to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Related Requirements:
None
Additional Information:
1)  Companies carrying disabled persons may be allowed to obtain a Accessible Parking Zone permit or plates by submitting a letter on company letter head as to why the permit is needed.
2)  When you see the term "Master Number" or "Client Master Number" on an application form, it refers to the number on your Driver's Licence under the heading "Master".  This 14-digit number is made up of (a) the first 5 letters of your last name [if your last name has fewer than 5 letters, the difference is made up with spaces]; (b) plus the day / month / year of your birth; (c) plus 3 computer-assigned numbers.
For example: FINCH--220867001 [5 letters (Finch) + 22 (for 22nd) + 08 (for August, 8th month of the year) + 67 (for 1967) + 001 (3 computer-assigned numbers) ]
For master numbers assigned to a group of individuals (joint ownership), the last 9 digits are computer-assigned.
Legislative Authority:

Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 293, Section 145.





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