Appoint or change a recognized agent for a society

Appoint or change a recognized agent for your society. Or change the recognized agent's address. All societies need a recognized agent.

Use the Appointment of Recognized Agent (Societies) Form to appoint or change a recognized agent or update their address.

A recognized agent needs to live in Nova Scotia. They can be a trusted representative of the society. They don’t have to be a lawyer or an accountant.

They can be an officer, director or other trusted representative.

You need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies of any changes to the recognized agent or their address within 14 days of the change.

Public record

Information you file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies is available to the public.

Who can use this form

Societies need to use this form any time they appoint or change a recognized agent, or the agent’s address changes.

An officer or director of the society needs to complete the form.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. Within 14 days of the change, send your completed form by mail. Or drop it off at Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.
  3. Registry of Joint Stock Companies updates your records.

How long it takes

It should take 1 to 2 weeks to update your records. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

There is no cost to submit the form.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • name of recognized agent
  • civic address and mailing address of recognized agent
  • officer or director of the society available to sign the form

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