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Buy Local Number Plates Regulations
made under Section 38 of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 2013-296 (August 23, 2013), N.S. Reg. 292/2013
1 These regulations may be cited as the Buy Local Number Plates Regulations.
2 In these regulations,
“buy local number plate” means a special number plate as described in Section 3;
“Select Nova Scotia Fund” means the Select Nova Scotia Fund established as a special purpose fund under Section 10 of the Finance Act.
Description of plate
3 On application to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in the form approved by the Registrar, and subject to these regulations, a person may be issued a special number plate that
(a) is 15.24 cm in width by 30.48 cm in length;
(b) shows a depiction of the Nova Scotia flag and the words “Select Nova Scotia” followed by blue letters and numerals on a silver white field; and
(c) shows the words “NOVA SCOTIA” at the top and “Buy Local” at the bottom, and is otherwise in general accordance with the number plate depicted in Schedule A.
Eligibility for initial buy local number plate
4 A person who has made a contribution of $50 to the Select Nova Scotia Fund is eligible to apply for a buy local number plate.
5 A person who has been issued a buy local number plate may retain the buy local number plate if an additional $50 donation is made to the Select Nova Scotia Fund on each renewal of the permit for the motor vehicle for which the plate is issued.
Vehicle weight restriction
6 A buy local number plate may be issued only for a vehicle that is a passenger motor vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle and has a registered weight of 5000 kg or less.
Depiction of Buy Local Number Plate