**** COVID-19/ SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA/INTERNAL SERVICES/ TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release
Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension
Nova Scotians are being asked to take every precaution including social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That is why Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are temporarily closing for one week starting Wednesday, March 18, to establish new ways of providing service to minimize contact between people. Offices are expected to reopen Wednesday, March 25.
Government is also extending the date for driver licences and vehicle registrations expiring in March, April and May to Aug. 31. All law enforcement agencies have been notified of the extensions.
Some of the services offered through Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are available online at http://www.novascotia.ca/sns/access/online-services.asp
— there are 20 Access Centres/Registry of Motor Vehicles Offices in Nova Scotia
— about 10,000 driver licences are renewed monthly
— between 20,000-25,000 vehicle registrations are renewed monthly
— Nova Scotians can call the provincial contact centre with urgent enquiries at 1-800-670-4357.