Local RMV Service Improved

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

May 8, 2001 12:00 PM

Drivers and vehicle owners in Guysborough County can now get
their drivers’ licences, renew their vehicle registrations and
file change-of-address notices without leaving town.

“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 and today’s announcement is a step in that direction.”

The minister officially launched the new service today at the
Liverpool Registry of Deeds.

In March, the department started RMV service in the Guysborough,
Liverpool and Shelburne Registries of Deeds. Service in the
Guysborough office is available on Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m.

Area residents can now obtain licence photos, update address
information and renew vehicle registrations at the Registry of
Deeds at Church and Pleasant Streets. Beginners’ and road tests
will continue to be at the Royal Canadian Legion on Union Street
in Canso. Anyone wishing to take a test 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 vehicle registrations through safe, secure
online services on our web site. These online services are an
expansion -- 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 .
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 the Guysborough 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 at Church and Pleasant Street every Tuesday

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 said opening local R-M-V offices on a weekly

basis in Queens, Shelburne and Guysborough counties was just one

of the improvements in place or in the works. He said new online

offerings available at 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         11:59 A.M.