News release

Personalized Plates For Motorcycles Now Available

Motorcycles sporting personalized plates will soon be travelling on Nova Scotia roads.

"Over the past several years, we've had many requests to expand the personalized plate program to include motorcycles," Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, said today, June 15. "Today, motorcyclists now have the option to purchase personalized plates."

In 1989, the Registry of Motor Vehicles allowed customers to purchase a personalized plate for buses, campers, passenger or light commercial vehicles.

The new personalized motorcycle plates will be similar to regular motorcycle plates and will have the words Nova Scotia at the top. The size of all motorcycle plates, including the personalized versions, has also been reduced from eight by five inches (20 by 12.5 centimetres) to seven by four inches (17.78 by 10.16 centimetres) to better fit some manufactured licence plate brackets and to align with those issued in other jurisdictions.

"We are very pleased that motorcycles can now have personalized plates," said Bob Hiltz, general manager of Privateers Harley Davidson. "There is a demand for personalized plates and for smaller plate brackets. Our customers will be pleased to see these changes."

Personalized motorcyclist plate applications are available from Access Nova Scotia centres and Registry of Motor Vehicle offices. Applicants must include their desired two- to six-character slogans. The registration fee for a personalized motorcycle plate is $86.25 per year. The plates are made to order and customers can expect to receive their plate four to six weeks after placing their order.

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Motorcycles with personalized plates will soon be travelling on Nova Scotia roads.

Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations announced today (June 15th) that motorcyclists now have the option to purchase personalized plates.

The size of motorcycle plates, including the personalized versions, has also been reduced.

Personalized motorcyclist plate applications are available from Access Nova Scotia centres and Registry of Motor Vehicle offices.

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Contact:

Andrew Goodwin
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations 902-424-7804 E-mail: