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Service Nova Scotia - Registry of Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicle Inspection Station Licence

Who Needs This Licence?
  Any garage, service station or car dealer in Nova Scotia who wants to participate in the N.S. Motor Vehicle Inspection Program.
Issuing Department / Agency:
  Service Nova Scotia:
Where can you get this Licence and / or further information?
  Phone 902-424-5851 or if calling long distance, 
call 1-800-898-7668 (toll-free)
  Visit Access Nova Scotia

Registry of Motor Vehicles

  E-mail Send us an e-mail through our online enquiry form .
  Write Service Nova Scotia
PO Box 1652
Halifax, NS  B3J 2Z3
Application Forms & Process:

You can get an application form by visiting or phoning either of the offices above. The following items must accompany the application: Motor Vehicle Inspection Tester Licence application, zoning confirmation from the municipality, Registry of Joint Stock Companies Certificate and the applicable fee (see Price below). The completed application can be brought to either of the offices above

The application is then processed, and the licence is mailed to the applicant, at the counter, or given to the applicant (if they come to the office) along with their motor vehicle inspection stickers, inspection manual and an official inspection station poster.

Waiting Period:
  10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
(Please allow several extra days for mail delivery.)
Expiry & Renewal:

This licence is valid until December 31 of the calendar year in which it is issued.  It is renewable; the Department will send out a renewal notice  before it expires.

Renewal of the Inspection Station Licence can be done at any Registry of Motor Vehilces office.

Price:  (No tax is charged)
  Initial Application and Annual Renewal:  $133.25
Related Requirements:
  Must have a licensed licensed Motor Vehicle Inspection Tester on-site
Additional Information:
Legislative Authority:
  Motor Vehicle Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, Chapter 293, Section 201

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