Restitution Payments

What is my Restitution case number?

Restitution Case numbers can be shown on official documents labelled as a Case Number or Case ID. You can find the Restitution case number on any of the following documents that you would receive from the Courts. (Please note that the online system only accepts the case number not the order number)

Find your Restitution Case number based on the examples below:

Restitution Order

After sentencing if you are ordered to pay restitution you will receive a copy of the Restitution Order pictured below. The Restitution Case number is highlighted.

Restitution Order sample letter

Probation Order

Restitution conditions can be attached to a Probation Orders. If this is the order you have received, the case number is required for payment and is highlighted below.

Probation Order with restitution conditions sample letter

Conditional Sentence Order

Restitution conditions can be attached to a Conditional Sentence Orders. If this is the order you have received, the case number is required for payment and is highlighted below.

Conditional Sentence Order sample letter

Arrears Notifications

If the Restitution has been outstanding for a significant period, you may receive a letter requesting payment. The letter will list any outstanding Restitution Case Numbers. An example is pictured below with the Restitution Case number highlighted.

Arrears Notifications sample letter

Why can't I pay my Restitution online?

Check to ensure you've correctly entered the Restitution Case number.

In some situations, Restitution is not able to be paid online. For example:

  • Restitution Cases that have multiple victims cannot be processed online. These payments must be arranged through the originating Court (where the matter was heard).
  • The Restitution doesn’t have a balance owing.

If you enter a Restitution Case number and get a message asking you to contact the court, this Restitution cannot be paid online. You will need to contact the court to find out how to proceed.

Questions related to your Restitution payment

Online:
Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Toll-Free:
1-855-424-8718
Email:
JusticeOnlinePayment@novascotia.ca

Questions about the privilege reinstatement fee

Online:
Service Nova Scotia
Telephone:
902-424-5851
Toll-Free:
1-800-898-7668
Email:
rmv@novascotia.ca

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