Licensing Services


The primary objective of Licensing Services is to protect the health, safety and well-being of Nova Scotians receiving away-from-home care. Licensing activities are designed to reduce the risk of harm to children, youth and adults residing in licensed residential facilities or homes by ensuring compliance with minimum standards.

Licensing Services performs licensing, inspection and compliance enforcement activities for the following programs:

Licensing Services is responsible for the following:


Contact information

For further information or to register a concern, contact us by phone: 1-844-896-2494 or email: dcs_licensing@gov.ns.ca.
To report a potential incident of abuse of a person in a home for special care, call 1-800-225-7225.