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Registry of Motor Vehicles - Statement of Insurance
Effective January 1, 2004, any time a vehicle registration (plate, temporary permit or in-transit) is issued or renewed for a motorized vehicle (excludes off-highway vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, miscellaneous towed vehicles and vehicle registered under the International Registration Plan), insurance information is required. A Statement of Insurance form must be completed for in-person and mail requests. For requests on-line, you must provide this information electronically.

Statement of Insurance - Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a "Statement of Insurance" form required?
Part IV of the Automobile Insurance Reform Act (Bill No. 1) amended Section 229 of the Motor Vehicle Act, requiring financial responsibility information before issue or renewal of a vehicle permit. The Statement of Insurance form has been created to collect insurance information.

Were there any other amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act?
Yes. Part IV of the Bill also increased the penalties for not insuring a vehicle traveling on highways to $1000 (minimum) and up to 45 days in jail for the first offense. Additional convictions carry higher fines and longer jail terms. As well, effective April 1, 2004, the minimum amount of liability insurance that an owner must carry will increase from $200,000 to $500,000.

When must I submit a completed "Statement of Insurance" form?
When applying in-person or by mail for new plate registration, a temporary permit / in-transit, renewal of existing plate registration, or the transfer of existing plate registration to another vehicle.

Do I have to provide insurance information if I renew my plate registration Online?
Yes. The Online Express Service will require your insurance information to be entered prior to renewing your plate registration.

Do all vehicles require a "Statement of Insurance" form?
No. Non-motorized vehicles (trailers, semi trailers and miscellaneous equipment towed), vehicles registered under the Off Highway Vehicles Act and vehicles registered under the International Registration Plan (IRP) do not require a Statement of Insurance form to be completed.

How can I obtain a "Statement of Insurance" Form?
You may download a copy of the form by clicking here or you may visit any Access Nova Scotia or Registry of Motor Vehicles office to obtain a form. Renewal/Reminder Notices contain a section to be completed for insurance information.

Where do I find the information requested on the form?
Your master number can be found on your vehicle permit or your driver's licence. Your insurance information can be found on your motor vehicle liability policy.

When is the "Statement of Insurance" form submitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles?
The completed Statement of Insurance form must be submitted to the Registry of Motor Vehicles at the time of registration, in-conjunction with required registration documents.

If I make application to register more than one vehicle, registered in the same name, is a "Statement of Insurance" form required for each vehicle?
If the vehicles are being registered at the same time and are covered under the same liability policy (eg. fleet policy) only one Statement of Insurance form is required.

Is a Statement of Insurance form required if the vehicle is not being plated?
No. If the vehicle is only being transferred into the owner's name and a vehicle permit is not being issued a Statement of Insurance form is not required.

If I have additional questions regarding "Statement of insurance", who should I contact?
You may complete our Online Enquiry Form or call our Call Centre at 902-424-5851 (outside Nova Scotia) or 1-800-898-7668 (toll free).

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