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Registry of Motor Vehicles - Frequently Asked Questions

What are the office hours and locations of the Registry of Motor Vehicles?
Registry of Motor Vehicles offices - please check the hours for the location nearest you.

Do I have to come into an office to do this?
Applicants requesting a photo driver's licence or a Nova Scotia photo identification card must appear in person at any Registry of Motor Vehicles office throughout the province; all other transactions may be submitted by mail. Applicants for a photo identification card or a photo driver's licence who do not already have a valid driver's licence or Nova Scotia identification card must always produce required identification.

What is Statement of Insurance?
Please click here for further information.

Do I need a licence to do this? How do I get it?
The Nova Scotia Permits Directory database lists the permits, approvals and licences required by the provincial government - as well as many required by the federal and municipal governments.

Do I have to inform the Registry of Motor Vehicles when I move?
It is required by law to advise the Registry of Motor Vehicles, in writing, of any change in address within 30 days of your move. Complete and submit Form 1 or correspondence, dated and signed, indicating your master number, along with your old and new addresses to the Registry of Motor Vehicles at:

Registry of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 1652
Halifax
Nova Scotia
B3J 2Z3

You can also send your Master Number (or full name and day, month and year of birth), along with your old and new addresses via fax to the RMV at 902-428-2180, or drop by any Registry of Motor Vehicles office.

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