News release

SERVICE N.S.–-New Online Service to Cut Red Tape for Vehicle Dealers

NOTE: Small Business Week, Oct. 16 to 22, is an annual event that recognizes the importance of small and medium-sized businesses.

Government announced a new online service, during Small Business Week, that will make it easier, faster and more convenient for Nova Scotia vehicle dealers to register the vehicles they sell.

The new online service will cut red tape, allowing new and used vehicle dealers to focus more on their customers and growing their businesses.

"Small businesses have a big impact. They employ almost half of all our workers and contribute to our communities and economy every day," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "With about 1,300 vehicle dealers in the province, it's important that we work together to find ways that will make it easier for them to do business."

Right now, dealers have to visit Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicles offices to get vehicle registrations for their customers. Making the service available online is more efficient for both dealers and government.

"This new online service will significantly improve the business effectiveness of our members in Nova Scotia," said John Sutherland, executive vice president of the Nova Scotia Automobile Dealers Association. "We welcome this forward-looking commitment from government."

The service has the potential to save vehicle dealers more than $730,000 each year. The savings would come from reduced time and resources needed to make in-person trips for registration.

In-person services will continue to be available at Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicles offices.

The online service is expected to be launched in 2017-18.

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Government announced a new online service that will make it easier, faster and more convenient for Nova Scotia vehicle dealers to register the vehicles they sell.

The service has the potential to save vehicle dealers more than $730,000 each year. The savings would come from reduced time and resources needed to make in-person trips for registration.

In-person services will continue to be available at Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicles offices.

The online service is expected to be launched in 2017-18.

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