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Restricted Vehicles - Identification and Registration Regulations
made under subsections 38(1) and 302(1) of the
Motor Vehicle Act
R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 293
O.I.C. 90-945 (July 31, 1990, effective August 1, 1990), N.S. Reg. 224/90
as amended up to O.I.C. 2002-444 (September 27, 2002), N.S. Reg. 122/2002
1 The means of identification of a motor vehicle, motorcycle or trailer, while owned by the Province of Nova Scotia, a city, town or municipality, an emergency vehicle while owned by a volunteer fire department or a search and rescue vehicle referred to in clause 2(b), shall be
Section 1 amended: O.I.C. 2002-444, N.S. Reg. 122/2002.
(a) in respect of a motor vehicle or trailer, a single six inch by twelve inch number plate attached to the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer, showing black numerals and letters on a silver-white field and bearing the word "RESTRICTED" at the top and the words "NOVA SCOTIA" at the bottom; and
(b) in respect of a motorcycle, a single five inch by eight inch number plate attached to the rear of the motorcycle showing black numerals and letters on a silver-white field and bearing the word "RESTRICTED" at the top and the words "NOVA SCOTIA" at the bottom.
2 No fee is payable for the registration or for the issuance of a number plate for
(a) a fire emergency vehicle while owned by the Province of Nova Scotia, a city, town, municipality or volunteer fire department; or
(b) a search and rescue vehicle owned by a party to an agreement with the Emergency Measures Organization made pursuant to clause 8(h) of the Emergency Measures Act.
Section 2 replaced: O.I.C. 2002-444, N.S. Reg. 122/2002.
[Note: Effective December 20, 2005, amendments made by S.N.S. 2005, c. 48 to the Emergency Measures Act and the Public Service Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 376, change the title of the Emergency Measures Act, establish the Emergency Management Office and provide that the Office be headed by a CEO. Effective April 19, 2011, the Emergency Management Office is abolished and responsibility for emergency management transferred to the Department of Justice and Minister of Justice by Order in Council 2011-147 under the Public Service Act. Effective April 1, 2014, responsibility for emergency management is transferred to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Municipal Affairs by O.I.C. 2014-71 under the Public Service Act.]
3 The vehicle permit, in respect of the registration of a vehicle mentioned in Section 2, shall state “restricted”.
Section 3 amended: O.I.C. 2002-136, N.S. Reg. 41/2002; O.I.C. 2002-444, N.S. Reg. 122/2002.
4 The fees payable for the registration and the issuance of a number plate for a vehicle mentioned in Section 1, except for a vehicle exempted in Section 2, are the standard fees for that type of vehicle as provided for in the Act and regulations, payable on or before October 15, 2002, and thereafter as required by the Act and regulations.
Section 4 replaced: O.I.C. 2002-136, N.S. Reg. 41/2002.
5 Notwithstanding Sections 1 and 3, the Registrar may issue standard vehicle permit and number plate for a vehicle mentioned in Section 1.
6 All regulations heretofore made by the Minister and approved by the Governor in Council by Order in Council 73-763, dated the 24th day of July, 1973, and amendments thereto, are repealed.
7 These regulations come into force on, from and after the 1st day of August, 1990