News Release Archive

With more than 660,000 motor vehicle inspections performed each
year in Nova Scotia, the last thing inspection station operators
need is to be burdened by paper work.

To lessen this burden, the Department of Business and Consumer
Services is replacing three volumes of inspection reports and
stickers with one easy-to-use booklet that combines the three
booklets now in use.

"Vehicle owners will not notice any difference, but the station
operators and mechanics who inspect the cars definitely will,"
said Business and Consumer Services Minister Sandy Jolly. "Our
department was created to make it easier for business and
individuals to complete their transactions with government. This
simpler administrative process will enable inspection station
operators and mechanics more time to spend on running their
business and fixing cars, instead of filling out forms."

The new system will also enable police and the Registry of Motor
Vehicles to match serial numbers on inspection stickers with
numbers on the inspection report, which is filed with the
registry. This will help police identify stolen stickers and
verify odometer readings.

There are approximately 1,300 inspection stations in Nova Scotia.


Contact: David MacNeil  902-424-2933

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