Single Trip Permit: International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)

A carrier needs a Single Trip Permit to enter Nova Scotia and operate a qualified motor vehicle not registered under the International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA).

By law, a carrier must have a Single Trip Permit to enter Nova Scotia and operate a qualified motor vehicle not registered under International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA). The permit is valid for 5 days or to the end of the trip.

The Single Trip Permit is necessary to satisfy tax obligations on motor fuel use in Nova Scotia.

You can get a Single Trip Permit from companies that have been approved by Service Nova Scotia to issue the permit and collect the fee.

Approved companies

Get your permit from one of these approved companies:

Name Phone Fax
730 Permit Services Inc. 613-657-1244 613-657-3983
B.i.M Consulting Inc. 506-432-6840 506-432-5983
Nova Permits & Pilot Cars 800-567-7775 418-527-3999
Permicom Permits Services Inc. 800-749-6058 800-422-7700
Permits Cda - Permis Cda Inc. 800-361-5757 418-652-0505
Electronic Funds Transfer LLC 866-351-2435 952-975-6373
Dynamo Express Truck Permits Inc. 581-742-6718 855-612-6719

Eligibility

Carriers can apply for the permit if they have a qualified motor vehicle that isn’t registered under IFTA and will be entering Nova Scotia.

A qualified motor vehicle is a motor vehicle that is used, designed or maintained for transportation of people or property. It needs to meet 1 of the following criteria:

  • it has 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms
  • it has 3 or more axles regardless of weight or used in combination, when the weight of such combination is 26,000 pounds or 11,797 kilograms gross vehicle weight