Film Exchange Licence to distribute videos and video games

Apply for a Film Exchange Licence. Businesses need the licence to distribute videos and video games to retailers in Nova Scotia.

By law, businesses must have a Film Exchange Licence to distribute videos and video games to retailers in Nova Scotia. The licence is valid for 3 years.

Eligibility

Businesses who want to distribute videos and video games to retailers in Nova Scotia need to apply.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Include payment with your application.
  4. Send your completed application, supporting documents and payment by mail, fax or email. Or visit the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.

How long it takes

It should take 2 weeks to get the licence. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

Activity Fee
Licence to distribute films $1,393.20

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have your Registry of Joint Stock Companies number.

Renewal

You need to renew your Film Exchange Licence every 3 years. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.

Application form