Local RMV Service Now Two Days a Week

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

May 8, 2001 3:00 PM

Drivers and vehicle owners in Shelburne and Queens counties
now can renew their vehicle registrations and file change-of-
address notices without leaving town.

These improvements are the result of renovations and improvements
at the Registry of Deeds offices on White Point Road in Liverpool
and Hammond Street in Shelburne.
             
"We’re delivering better service to people," said Angus MacIsaac,
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations. "People
in smaller communities told us they wanted better Registry of
Motor Vehicles (RMV) service closer to home and to spend less
time travelling to other communities. Service Nova Scotia is
working towards delivering services when, how and where people
want them. Today’s announcement is a step in that direction."

The minister was at the Liverpool Registry of Deeds today to
simultaneously launch and announce the expansion of the new
services.

In March, the department started one-day-a-week RMV service at
the Liverpool and Shelburne deed registries on Tuesdays. Response
has been so enthusiastic that these services now will be
available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at
the two offices.

Area residents can now obtain licence photos, update address
information and renew vehicle registrations at the deeds registry
offices on Hammond Street in Shelburne or White Point Road in
Liverpool. Beginners'' and road tests will continue to be at the
military base on Sandy Point Road in Shelburne and the
Transportation and Public Works depot on White Point Road in
Liverpool. Anyone wishing to take a test at either location can
book an appointment by calling 1-800-898-7668 (toll-free).

"This is one of many service improvements in the works at Service
Nova Scotia," said Mr. MacIsaac. "We have established electronic
self-serve kiosks at all of our access centres and most
registries of deeds. Drivers can now submit change-of-address
notices and renew registrations through safe, secure online
services on our Web site. These online services are an extension
-- rather than a replacement -- for the quality personal services
that our staff provide."

On-line services can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr .

The minister also explained that significant upgrades were made
to the Registry of Deeds in Liverpool, which will translate into
a better work environment for staff and clients.

Announcements of further service improvements and broader
acceptance of credit and debit card payments are forthcoming, the
minister said.

FOR BROADCAST USE

     Drivers living in Shelburne and Queens countries area can

now get their drivers’ licences, renew their vehicle

registrations and file change-of-address notices without leaving
town.

     Registry of Motor Vehicles services are now available at the

Registry of Deeds on Hammond Street in Shelburne and White Point

Road in Liverpool on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2

p.m.

     The service improvements were officially unveiled by Service

Nova Scotia Minister Angus MacIsaac at a ribbon-cutting ceremony

today in Liverpool.

     Mr. MacIsaac says opening local motor-vehicle registry

offices on a twice-a-week basis in Shelburne and Queens counties

is just one of the improvements in place or in the works.

     He says new online offerings available on the Service Nova

Scotia Web site and Service Express kiosks will enhance rather

than replace personalized counter service.

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Contact: Kevin Finch
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Phone:902-424-2733
E-Mail: finchkh@gov.ns.ca



kjd         May 8, 2001         11:41 A.M.