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Nova Scotia extending deadlines on fines for summary convictions, driving offences

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 2:05 PM | By Terry Davidson


In light of COVID-19, a Nova Scotia judge has granted people in that province more time to pay their fines for summary offence convictions and driving and parking offences.

Provincial and family court Chief Justice Pamela Williams has directed that fine payment deadlines be extended 90 days beyond existing due dates.

According to a March 20 press release, court officials have been working with Service Nova Scotia and the province’s Registry of Motor Vehicles to address default convictions for summary offence tickets and parking tickets. As a result, there will be a suspension of the issuing of default certificates for a 60-day period, effective March 16.

“These measures ensure no one is required to attend court or visit a courthouse to deal with a pending fine or summary offence matter during this evolving situation,” stated a March 20 news release.

As of March 20, there were five confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and 10 presumptive.