The Nova Scotia government is raising most user fees by at least three per cent.
The province says about 1,400 user fees for a wide range of services, licences and permits will be hiked.
Fees for government service organizations, such as school boards and health authorities, will not be affected.
Travel guide advertising, foreign schools and international student fees, and requests for information under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act also are exempt.
The province says a few fees will increase by more than three per cent, including provincial cable and island ferry rates, and food safety fees.
The province expects the fee adjustments will increase revenue by $7.7 million for 2015-16.