Online Vehicle Renewals

Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations (to March 31, 2014)

April 11, 2001 2:00 PM

The province is bringing in new services that make it easier for
Nova Scotians to conduct secure, online business with the
government.

Online motor-vehicle registration renewal and Service Nova Scotia
Express computer terminals are open for business, Angus MacIsaac,
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations,
announced today.

"We’re improving services by using technology to make things
easier for Nova Scotians to do business with government," said
Mr. MacIsaac. "The motor-vehicle registration renewal is open for
business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a major step
toward our goal of providing services -- where, when and how our
citizens want them."

Service Nova Scotia On-line Express, www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr , is a
fast, secure and hassle-free way to renew vehicle registrations
and to change address information with the Registry of Motor
Vehicles.

Online renewals mean Nova Scotians now have four options to renew
vehicle registrations -- in person, over the phone, by mail and
online. Every year, Nova Scotians register approximately 300,000
vehicles.

Mr. MacIsaac added that Nova Scotians can look forward to more
online government in the coming months. The province has plans to
introduce Web-based vital-statistics services including online
requests for birth, marriage and death certificates. Combined,
there are more than 50,000 requests for these certificates each
year.

"We recognize the need to satisfy the rapidly growing need for
better access to government -- and that means equal availability
for all citizens, no matter where they live,” Mr. MacIsaac said.
“Technology is changing the way the world does business and we
will keep stride."

Service Nova Scotia Express kiosks, new self-serve computer
terminals, are being installed in every county through Access
Nova Scotia and Registry of Deeds offices -- 22 kiosks in 19
office locations. They will allow citizens to obtain government
services and products easier than ever before.

"Service Nova Scotia Express kiosks will see more and more Nova
Scotians realizing the benefits of online government," said Mr.
MacIsaac. "We are making strides to expand on maximizing these
benefits by providing access to the necessary tools to do
business with government."

Other on-line services available through Service Nova Scotia and
Municipal Relations include the Personal Property Registry and
the Nova Scotia Business Registry.

FOR BROADCAST USE

     The province is bringing in new online services to make it

easier to do business with government.

     Nova Scotians now can renew their motor vehicle

registrations online -- all day, every day.

     Service Nova Scotia Minister Angus MacIsaac says the new

service is part of his department’s plan to provide services

where, when and how citizens want them. Every year, Nova Scotians

register approximately 300-thousand vehicles.

     Mr. MacIsaac also says 22 Service Nova Scotia Express kiosks

are being installed in Registry of Deeds and Access Nova

Scotia offices across the province. The self-serve computer

terminals will improve access to government services.

     In the coming months, the government plans to introduce more

electronic services, including servicing requests for birth,

marriage and death certificates.

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Contact: Robyn McIsaac
         Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
         902-424-6336
         E-mail: mcisaarc@gov.ns.ca

kjd         April 11, 2001      1:56 P.M.