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Office Operations During COVID-19

In order to comply with the directives set out by the Nova Scotia Government to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will be attempting to perform many of the duties of the Office of the Registrar of Regulations remotely. We are implementing some changes to our procedures to ensure that there is minimal impact to your business.

At this time we will only be receiving visitors by appointment only. The phone line and voicemail may only be checked intermittently, so the best way to contact us is to email any questions or concerns to (for regulation-related inquiries) or (for matters regarding the Royal Gazette).

For further information, please see:

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Royal Gazette Part I

Submission Deadline

Effective April 1, 2020, the deadline for submissions will change to Mondays at 4:30 p.m. for inclusion in the following Wednesday’s issue.

Reduced Office Staffing

Please be aware that, as a result of reduced in-office hours:

Due to limited staffing and in consideration of the safety of our building's front-desk staff, please refrain from hand delivering any advertisements at this time. Please send any advertisement requests by mail by using the following forms:

Royal Gazette Part II

Mail out of subscription copies of the Royal Gazette Part II may be delayed but will be sent out as soon as possible after the publication date. Digital issues should be online by the end of the publishing day, as usual, at

Posting online notices of regulations received by our office may also be delayed, however we will continue to post notice of regulations as soon as possible after they are received. Please contact us by e-mail at with any questions about specific regulations.