Change the address for a sole proprietorship, partnership or business name (operating name)

Sole proprietorships and partnerships need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies of any address changes, including changes to the business location (civic address), mailing address and residential address of the sole proprietor or partners. Businesses and non-profits that have a registered business name (operating name) need to notify the registry of any address changes, including changes to the business location (civic address) and mailing address.

Use the Change of Entity Address Form to notify Registry of Joint Stocks of any changes to the civic address or mailing address of your sole proprietorship, partnership or business name (operating name).

You can also use this form for any changes to the civic address of the sole proprietor or partners.

Public record

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

Who can use this form

Sole proprietorships and partnerships need to use this form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies of changes to their business location (civic address and mailing address) or residential address of the sole proprietor or partners. Businesses and non-profits that have a registered business name (operating name) need to use this form to notify the registry of changes to their business location (civic address and mailing address).

What you need to do

  1. Complete the Change of Entity Address Form online.
  2. Submit your completed form.
  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.

It may take longer than usual to process your request.

Cost

There is no cost to submit the form.

Online

When you file online you need to create an account or sign in. You also need to be an authorized filer for the business or non-profit.

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Other ways to submit the form

You can use the Change of Address Form (PDF 441 kB) if you’re unable to file online. Make sure you have the sole proprietor, or 1 of the partners, officers or directors available to sign the form. Send your completed form by mail. Or visit Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.