How do I pay?

Whichever method you choose, make sure you send your payment with enough time to be processed by the due date in your court order.


Electronic transfer through online banking is the most secure way to make your payments.

  • Search for NS Maintenance Enforcement under Add New Bills, then use your case number to set up the account.
  • We recommend using the recurring payment option.
  • This is the fastest way to make your payments.

Western Union

You can also pay through Western Union money transfer service if you don’t have a bank account or are living outside Canada. When paying by Western Union, enter

  • Nova Scotia Maintenance Enforcement Program as the payee
  • Use your MEP Case Number as your account number

Personal Cheque

If you cannot make payments electronically, you can send us individual personal cheques, a series of post-dated personal cheques, or a money order. Make all cheques payable to MEP.

Write your case ID and the first 4 letters of your last name on the cheque or money order. For example, if your last name is Jones, write 12345JONE

We will deposit each payment when it comes due into our bank account and wait until we know the funds have cleared your bank before we send the money to the recipient. Processing times are

  • 6 days for cheques drawn on banks within Nova Scotia
  • 10 days for banks outside Nova Scotia
  • straight days, including weekends and holidays—not just business days

Mail the cheques to:
Maintenance Enforcement Program
Central Payment Processing Unit
PO Box 803
Halifax, NS B3J 2V2 Canada