News release

Deadline to Remove Studded Tires Extended

Nova Scotia drivers have until May 31 this year to remove studded tires from vehicles.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey announced today, May 7, government will extend the deadline after severe and extended weather conditions in Nova Scotia this winter.

"Government recognizes that this year's winter weather lasted longer, resulting in drivers leaving studded tires on their vehicles," said Mr. Furey. "We are responding to the needs of Nova Scotia drivers. It also gives service centres sufficient time to complete tire removals, which are backlogged."

The prohibited period, during which studded tires are not permitted on vehicles, will be changed to begin June 1 this year. Law enforcement agencies have been advised of the change.


Nova Scotia drivers will have some extra time to remove the studded tires from their vehicles this spring.

Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey announced today (May 7th) government will extend the removal deadline to the end of this month.

That's one month later than usual. The change is because the late winter caused drivers to delay switching to summer tires. And that's resulted in a backlog at many service centres around the province.