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Single Trip Fuel Permit

Who Needs This Permit?

Instead of obtaining motor fuel tax licensing under IFTA, carriers that operate qualified motor vehicles and who want to enter Nova Scotia may elect to satisfy motor fuel use tax obligations by obtaining a single trip permit.

A qualified motor vehicle is a motor vehicle used, designed or maintained for transportation of persons or property; having two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms or having three or more axles regardless of weight or used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle weight.

A qualified motor vehicle does not include recreational vehicles.

Nova Scotia single trip permits are sold by Permit Companies who have been approved by Nova Scotia to issue and collect the applicable single trip fuel permit fee.

See International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) License.

Issuing Department / Agency:
Service Nova Scotia
Where can you get this Permit?
Name Phone Fax
730 Permit Services Inc. (613) 657-1244 (613) 657-3983
B.i.M Consulting Inc. (506) 432-6840 (506) 432-5983
Nova Permits & Pilot Cars (800) 567-7775 (418) 527-3999
Permicom Permits Services Inc. (800) 749-6058 (800) 422-7700
Permits Cda - Permis Cda Inc. (800) 361-5757 (418) 652-0505
Electronic Funds Transfer LLC (866) 351-2435 (952) 975-6373
Dynamo Express Truck Permits Inc. (581) 742-6718 (855) 612-6719
Where can you get further information?
Phone: 902-424-6300 or if that is long distance,
call 1-800-565-2336 (toll-free)
and press 5 for tax information
Visit: Service Nova Scotia
Business Registration Unit
IFTA Administrator
Maritime Centre, 9th floor
1505 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3K5

Service Nova Scotia
Business Registration Unit
IFTA Administrator
PO Box 755
Halifax, NS  B3J 2V4

Fax: 902-424-0602
Application Forms & Process:
These permits are purchased from approved permit issuing companies.
Waiting Period:
Expiry & Renewal:
The permit is valid for five days or to the end of the trip
Price & Payment:

Payment arrangements must be made with the company issuing the permit. The company applies a service charge to the basic permit fee. Payment methods vary depending on the Permit company. Some companies may accept cheques or major credit cards, while others may require you to have a prepaid account.

Related Requirements:
Additional Information:
Legislative Authority:
Revenue Act, The Acts of 1995-96, Chapter 17

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