Law, justice and safety
Your rights when buying from a direct seller, like telemarketers, door-to-door salespeople and home party hosts.
Rules that collection agencies need to follow when they contact you to collect money that you owe.
How to handle condominium disputes between condominium unit owners, tenants or condominium corporations.
Your rights and responsibilities as a condominium owner.
Your rights when you get a consumer loan.
Your rights as a consumer and how you’re protected under the Consumer Protection Act.
Rules credit bureaus must follow when collecting and distributing consumer credit information.
Protections that are in place around costs when you buy funeral services or goods.
Make a complaint about a business licensed by the Department of Service Nova Scotia if you feel you’ve been treated unfairly by a business and the problem isn’t resolved.
Your rights when getting and paying back a mortgage.
How you’re protected when you get a payday loan.
Your rights when buying pre-arranged funeral and pre-need cemetery plans from funeral homes and cemeteries.
Protections when you buy a pre-arranged funeral plan to make sure you get the goods and services you’ve paid for.
Criminal record disclosure
The Child Abuse Register contains the names of people that the provincial court or family court has found to have caused harm to a child. You can apply for a Child Abuse Register search to confirm that your name isn’t in the register.
Call 911 if your health, safety or property is threatened and you need help right away.
Collection of forms fire departments need to use to notify 911 when they make changes that affect emergency response.
Collection of forms that residential property owners and tenants, small businesses and non-profits need to use to apply for disaster financial assistance for damage or loss from wildfires.
Collection of forms and documents municipalities need when declaring, renewing or ending a state of local emergency.
List of liquor and gaming licence holders that received disciplinary action notices from the Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco Division.
List of cemeteries and funeral homes that received hearing and enforcement action notices from the Business Licensing Division.
Collection of forms that fire departments, insurance companies and fire extinguisher servicing companies need to use for fire reporting and fire extinguisher licences.
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, contact the child welfare agency in the area where the child lives.
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