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Labour and Advanced Education - Fuel Safety Section

Fuel Safety (Company) Licence

Who Needs This Licence?
Any firm or business engaged in (1) storing and distributing propane; (2) installing, repairing, servicing or maintaining appliances, containers, gas equipment or gas piping systems; or (3) Operating a natural gas vehicle refueling or cylinder filling station.
Issuing Department / Agency:
Labour and Advanced Education
Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
Technical Safety Division
Labour and Advanced Education

Tel: 902-424-3200
OR 1-(844) 424-3200 (Toll-free in NS)
Fax: 902-424-0599
Office Location:
Any Access Nova Scotia Centre Location

Mailing Address:
Nova Scotia Business Registry
P.O. Box 1529
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y4
Application Forms & Process:
You can get an application form by:
  1. Downloading a form from our website, or

  2. Calling one of the numbers listed above.
Waiting Period:
10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
Expiry & Renewal:

The licence is valid for 3 years, expiring on December 31st. It can be renewed, and a renewal notice will be mailed before it expires.

Renewing Online:
Renewals can be completed online through Access to Business. To complete the renewal online, you must be able to pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express Credit Card. We cannot accept any form of Debit cards at this time.

Price:  (no tax is charged)

Initial Application:

  1. For a "Class 1" licence

    1. bulk plant/dispenser (aggregate storage capacity):  $0.0528 per USWG
      minimum fee - $132.70

    2. cylinder handling only: $132.70

    3. bulk transporter only: $132.70

  2. For a "Class 2" licence $132.70

    1. $265.45

  3. For a "Class 3" licence $132.70

  4. For a "Class 4" licence $132.70

Annual Renewal: $132.70 (minimum fee)

Class 2A: $199.05

Note:  Licence fees include the cost of inspection services under subsection 25(3).

Payment by mail: Please pay by cheque or money order, made out to the Minister of Finance.

Related Requirements:
Additional Information:
A separate licence is needed for each location operated by the business.
Legislative Authority:
Fuel Safety Regulations, made under Section 52 of the Fire Safety Act, S.N.S. 2006, c. 6.

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