Provincial Firearms Office

Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office

The Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office administers the federal Firearms Act, on behalf of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Canadian Firearms Program.

This includes issuing firearm licenses for individuals (including minors), firearm business licenses, as well as authorizations to transport restricted and/or prohibited firearms and authorizations to carry.

Anyone who possesses a firearm in Canada must be licensed under the Firearms Act and their restricted firearms must be registered.

The Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office also administers the regulations and standards for the approval of shooting ranges in Nova Scotia.

Contact Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office

by phone: 902-424-6689 or email

Firearm laws and regulations

For more information on firearm laws and regulations, or to download application forms, visit the Canadian Firearms Program.

Also available on this web site are online services for the following:

  • to check the status of your application,
  • change your address,
  • register your restricted firearms, and for
  • businesses to transfer firearms.

Hunting licenses hunters safety course

For information regarding hunting, (hunters safety course, hunting licenses etc.) visit the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.

Firearms Safety Course

In Nova Scotia, the Canadian Firearms Safety Course and Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course are managed by the Nova Scotia Provincial Firearms Office.

As of July 1, 2016, Safety Services Nova Scotia has been selected to coordinate the delivery of these courses.

For more information about upcoming firearm safety training contact:
Safety Services Nova Scotia
127 Chain Lake Drive, Unit 9
Halifax NS B3S 1B3
Phone: 902-454-9621
Toll-free: 1-866-511-2211
Fax: 902-454-6027