News release

Temporary Extensions to Driver Licences, Inspections and Vehicle Permit Renewals

Government is extending the deadline for some Registry of Motor Vehicle services until further notice because of COVID-19.

Driver licences:
All driver licences expiring in March, April, May and June will have a five-month extension from the original expiry date. For example, if a licence expires on April 15, the new expiry date is Sept. 15.

Motor vehicle inspections:
Motor vehicle inspections expiring in March, April or May will now be valid until June 30.

Vehicle registrations:
Vehicle registrations expiring Dec. 31, 2019, and later, are extended until Aug. 31. This includes all vehicle types, as well as off highway vehicles, motorcycles and trailers. Vehicle registrations may be renewed online at: .

Temporary permits:
All temporary permits expiring in March or later are extended until Aug. 31.

Driving tests:
Knowledge tests and road test bookings for driver licences are unavailable until further notice.

Accessible parking permits:
All blue permanent accessible parking permits are valid until Aug. 31.

Out of province and foreign licence plates and driver licences:
All out of province and foreign licence plates and driver licences are valid until Aug. 31.

Non-essential services:
Non-essential Registry of Motor Vehicle services, such as purchasing handbooks or getting personalized or antique licence plates, are unavailable until further notice.

Urgent Registry of Motor Vehicles services are available by appointment at some Access Nova Scotia locations. Before making an appointment, check service changes and deadline extensions for Registry of Motor Vehicles at . If people still need to make an appointment, they can call 1-800-670-4357.

Additional resources:

For information on Registry of Motor Vehicles online services, go to:

For further COVID-19 information, go to:


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