Farm Registration – Frequently Asked Questions

What does my registration pay for?

Registration fees provide funding for the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture (NSFA). Following a change in the Farm Registration Act, refunds of fees are no longer an option. All registration fees will remain with the NSFA.

Do I receive any documentation as a result of registering?

A wallet size farm registration card is sent to the client once the application is processed.

How long does it take to get registration documentation?

Approximately six weeks, keeping in mind there are periods in which there is an influx of applications so some delays may occur. If you experience a delay longer than six weeks please contact Farm Registrar at 893-6510.

What do I do if I have changes to my business information?

Changes to the business name, address, partners, should be reported to Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations at 1-800-670-4357.

I purchased an existing farm which has been registered, what do I do?

Since farm ownership has changed you will have to submit a new application for registration, and a new farm registration card will be issued.

Where can I get more information on farm assistance programs?

By visiting or by calling Programs and Business Risk Management at 902-893-6510.