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Department of Natural Resources

Rifle Transport Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
Anyone who wants to transport a firearm, when otherwise prohibited.

Issuing Department / Agency:
N.S. Department of Natural Resources

Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
Any of the Local or Area Offices of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)
Application Forms & Process:
Individuals wanting a permit to carry a firearm: An applicant can get an application from any Local or Area Office of the N.S. Department of Natural Resources. (See contacts, above, and Offices, N.S. Department of Natural Resources.)

If all requirements are met and the application is approved, the permit will be issued right away, if the applicant comes to the office, or sent to the applicant by mail.
Waiting Period:
Same day
Expiry & Renewal:
This permit is valid for the time period specified on it. It is renewable. The renewal process is started by the permit holder, and should be started before it expires.


Related Requirements:
  1. Proof of status as a commercial fisherman;

  2. Nuisance Wildlife Permit;

  3. Nuisance Wildlife Operator Licence;

  4. Shooting Range Approval

  5. Posession and Acquisition Licence
Additional Information:
  1. No permit is normally required to transport a shotgun.

  2. It is an offence to take, carry, or possess a rifle in and upon a wildlife habitat in Nova Scotia when the hunting season is closed. A permit must be obtained at such times to permit rifles to be lawfully carried to an approved range or for the control of nuisance wildlife.

  3. This permit does not authorize transport of a restricted firearm. Such requests will be referred to local police forces.

  4. Commercial fishermen permitted by law to shoot grey seals may be issued permits.

  5. These permits are valid only for the time period specified.
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504, Section 79

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