Law, justice and safety

Public safety and emergencies

911 emergency fact sheet: translations

Translations of the 911 emergency fact sheet in Arabic, French and Mi’kmaq.

911 emergency: when to call

Call 911 if your health, safety or property is threatened and you need help right away.

911 notification forms for fire departments

Collection of forms fire departments need to use to notify 911 when they make changes that affect emergency response.

Community event emergency response planning: guide for municipal emergency managers and event planners

Tools and strategies that emergency managers and event planners need to plan for an emergency.

Disaster Financial Assistance: fact sheet

How Disaster Financial Assistance programs can help municipalities, individuals, farmers, small businesses and charitable or volunteer organizations.

Find and post your civic number

You need to know your civic address and post it properly so emergency responders can find your house and workplace quickly.

State of local emergency: forms and documents

Collection of forms and documents municipalities need when declaring, renewing or ending a state of local emergency.

States of emergency

Information on a state of emergency and a state of local emergency, who can declare them, why they are used and how long they last.

Consumer protection

Buying from a direct seller: your rights

Your rights when buying from a direct seller, like telemarketers, door-to-door salespeople and home party hosts.

Collection agencies: your rights

Rules that collection agencies must follow when they contact you to collect money that you owe.

Condominium dispute resolution

How to handle condominium disputes between condominium unit owners, tenants or condominium corporations.

Condominium owners: your rights and responsibilities

Your rights and responsibilities as a condominium owner.

Consumer loans: your rights

Your rights when you get a consumer loan.

Consumer rights

Your rights as a consumer and how you’re protected under the Consumer Protection Act.

Credit reports: your rights

Rules credit bureaus must follow when collecting and distributing consumer credit information.

Funeral expenses: your rights

Protections that are in place around costs when you buy funeral services or goods.

Make a complaint about a business

Make a complaint about a business licensed by the Office of Service Nova Scotia if you feel you’ve been treated unfairly by a business and the problem isn’t resolved.

Mortgage brokers and lenders: your rights

Your rights when dealing with a mortgage broker or mortgage lender.

Payday loans: your rights

How you’re protected when you get a payday loan.

Pre-arranged funeral and pre-need cemetery plans: your rights

Your rights when buying pre-arranged funeral and pre-need cemetery plans from funeral homes and cemeteries.

Pre-arranged funeral plans: guide for consumers

Protections when you buy a pre-arranged funeral plan to make sure you get the goods and services you’ve paid for.


Disciplinary action notices for liquor and gaming licence holders

List of liquor and gaming licence holders that received disciplinary action notices from the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.

Enforcement action notices for cemeteries and funeral homes

List of cemeteries and funeral homes that received enforcement action notices from the Business Licensing Division.

More information

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