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Registry of Motor Vehicles - Schedule of Fees (effective June 1, 2015)

Driver's License Fees

  License to drive this type of vehicle License Fee
Class 1 Semi and Tractor Trailer $105.20
Class 2 Bus, 24 or more passengers $98.85
Class 3 Vehicles,14,000 kg and heavier $92.40
Class 4 Public passenger vehicle $86.55
Class 5 Regular and newly-licensed $80.15
Class 6 Motorcycle and motor-drive cycle $80.15
Class 7 Beginners $25.10
Class 8 Farm tractor $73.75
Upgrade from Class 7 $66.95
Upgrade from 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 $11.90
Add Endorsement A, B, C, D, E $11.90
Add Conditions No Charge
Replacement $25.10
Reciprocity $11.90
Out of Province Student Exchange $25.10
NATO $11.90
Remove Graduated Drivers License "N" (same photo) No Charge
Remove Graduated Drivers License Indicator "N" (new photo) $25.10
Change of Last Name $25.10
Change of Address (address label) No Charge
Change of Address (new license produced) $25.10
Return Resident with Valid N.S. Expiry $25.10
Nova Scotia Identification Card $17.70
Replacement N.S. Identification Card  $17.70

Other Driver's License Fees

Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program - Initial Application Fee


Motor Vehicle Permit

Two years unless noted otherwise; based on registration date. One-year registration means Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

The owner of every motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer who intends to operate that vehicle upon any highway in Nova Scotia must obtain a Motor Vehicle Permit from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. The permit must be carried by the driver while operating the vehicle.

Also, effective January 1, 2004, any time a vehicle registration (plate) is issued or renewed for a motorized vehicle (excludes off-highway vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers and miscellaneous towed vehicles), insurance information is required. A Statement of Insurance form must be completed for in-person and mail requests. For requests on-line, you must provide this information electronically.   For more information, click here.

Alphanumeric plates are renewed for two years and cannot be renewed more than two months before their expiry date.

Passenger Vehicle

(Including Light & Medium Commercial Vehicle)

Motor vehicles/ station wagons  
0-1000 kg $143.30
1001-1500 kg $176.90
1501-3200 kg $221.70
3201-4100 kg $276.50
4101-5000 kg $333.90
Motorcycle  Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $46.10
Motor Driven Cycle Moped, etc.; Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $19.85
Off-Highway Vehicle Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $13.20
Antique Auto  Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $19.85
Off Highway Infrastructure Fund Fee Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $40.00
Approved Ambulance Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $46.10
Hearse Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $46.10
Camper 1 Year  
0-1500 kg $88.45
1501-3200 kg $110.85
3201-4100 kg $138.25
4101-5000 kg $166.95
5001 kg and over, see
Heavy Commercial Vehicles
Semi-Trailer  Trailer towed by a truck-tractor, registered for combined weight
(Valid to 2014)
Miscellaneous Equipment Registration backhoes, loaders, cranes, etc.
(Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)
Service trucks with permanently mounted crane Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 $46.10
Farm Tractor Permanent $26.10
Farm Truck See table  
Recording and/or Transfer Fee applicable to 
all initial applications 
and ownership transfers
Volunteer Fire Fighter
Search and Rescue Vehicles
Two years No charge

Personalized Plates

Initial Application Fee
$93.35 + HST
Annual Registration Fees
Motorcycle (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31)
$26.13 + HST
Passenger (One year)      
Registered Weight
Registration Fee
Maintenance Fee
Annual Fee
0 - 1000 kg
$26.13 + HST
1001 - 1500 kg
$26.13 + HST
1501 - 3200kg
$26.13 + HST
3201 - 4100 kg
$26.13 + HST
4101 - 5000 kg
$26.13 + HST

Trailer Fee Schedule (January 1 to December 31)

Registered Weight Fee
0-1500 kg $46.10
  Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 Initial Payment
July 1
Initial payment
Oct. 1
1501-3200 kg $110.85 $67.00 $39.00
3201-4100 kg $138.25 $83.00 $48.00
4101-5000 kg $166.95 $100.00 $58.00
5001 and over refer to Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Fee Schedules

The permit fees for trucks, campers, buses and trailers are based on the combined weight of the vehicle and the maximum load which is to be carried.

To determine the fee payable, add the weight of the maximum load to be carried to the weight of the vehicle and refer to the appropriate table.

Application for registration of GVW in excess of 14,000 kg must be accompanied by completed form MV62G to show distance between axles, tire sizes and manufacturer's certificate of steering axle rating if steering axle weight to be in excess of 5,500 kg.

Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles (Two years)

Registered Weight Fee
0-1500 kg $176.90
1501-3200 kg $221.70
3201-4100 kg $276.50
4101-5000 kg $333.90
5001+ kg See Heavy Commercial Vehicles

(One year)


Registered Weight Fee
0-1500 kg $88.45
1501-3200 kg $110.85
3201-4100 kg $138.25
4101-5000 kg $166.95
5001+ kg See Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Heavy Commercial Trailers
(January 1 to December 31)

  • Registration fees for Heavy Commercial Trailers may be paid in two installments. The first payment, for 60% of the annual fee, can be paid until July 15. The second payment, 40% of the annual fee is due before July 16.
  • For number plates expiring on Dec. 31, Motor Vehicle Registrations for the new registration year go on sale on or after Nov. 1 of the current registration year.

Fee Chart

Flexible Registration Fee Chart  for Heavy Trucks, Truck Tractors, Campers and Buses
that operate only in Nova Scotia
(Class 17, 20, 23 and 28 vehicles)

Fee Chart

 Farm Truck and Commercial Fisher Truck Fee Schedule (One year)

Fee Chart

Farm Truck Permit Endorsement
The truck, with or without farm implement, farm trailer or farm wagon attached, can be operated on a highway to transport the owner's farm products and farm supplies only. The use of tax-free gasoline in this truck is prohibited.

Commercial Fisherman Truck Permit Endorsement
The truck can be operated on+ a highway to transport the owner's harvest from the sea, related equipment and supplies only.

Recognized Authority and Signing Authority

Recognized Authority
Initial $133.25
Renewal $66.00
Signing Authority
Initial $66.00
Renewal $33.10

Vehicle Registration and Plates Information Index

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