Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada



Environmental Registry

New Environmental Registry Documents Available

The Environment Minister has added Activity Notification Receipts, Certifications of Closure (includes Certificates of Compliance, Records of Site Condition, and Declaration of Property Condition), and Environmental Notices for Contaminated Sites to be included in the department’s Environmental Registry.

View the notice from the MinisterPDF Download Link (PDF:19k)
View the notice from the MinisterPDF Download Link (PDF:19k)
View the notice from the MinisterPDF Download Link (PDF:31k)

The Environmental Registry is a set of records, defined in Nova Scotia Environment Act, S.10, which are considered to be in the public domain and made routinely available to the public upon request. A listing of information available through application to the Environmental Registry can be found at the following link: S.10 Environment ActPDF Download Link (PDF:111k).

S.10(4) of the Wilderness Areas Protection Act also lists information available through the Environmental Registry.

Need to make an Environmental Registry request?

Environmental Registry applications can now be accepted and paid online.

Visit our Environmental Registry Online Application.


Certified Individuals

Use our Certification Search to find persons with the following certifications:

  • Certified Septic Tank Cleaners
  • Certified On-site Installers
  • Qualified Persons Level I and II
  • Petroleum Storage Tank Installer (Class I, II, III)
  • Certified Well Diggers and Drillers
  • Certified Pump Installers


To request access to all other records available through the Environmental Registry, please complete an application formPDF Download Link (PDF:28k) for each civic address you would like searched.

  • There is an application fee of $26.50 for each civic address
  • Application fees are payable via cheque or money order, made out to the Minister of Finance
  • We do not accept faxed or e-mailed applications

Completed application form(s) along with appropriate fee(s) can be mailed or delivered to the following address:

NS Environment, ER Coordinator
1903 Barrington Street, Suite 2085
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8