Change the sole proprietor or partner in a business or non-profit

Sole proprietorships and partnerships need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies when the sole proprietor or partner changes. Businesses and non-profits that have a registered business name (operating name) need to notify the registry of changes to their incorporated partners.

Use the Notice of Change in the Proprietor or Partners Using a Business Name Registered in Nova Scotia Form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies of changes to the sole proprietor or partners.

Types of changes

Use this form to:

  • replace a sole proprietor with a new sole proprietor
  • remove a partner
  • add a partner

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 make changes to 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 incorporated partners.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. 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:

  • all new, departing and remaining sole proprietors or partners available to sign the form for a sole proprietorship or partnership
  • officer or director on behalf of each corporate partner available to sign the form for a business or non-profit that has a registered business name (operating name)

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