End a business name (operating name) on behalf of a business or non-profit: request for revocation

Businesses and non-profits need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies if they’re no longer using the business name (operating name). They can also ask Registry of Joint Stock Companies to revoke (cancel) their Certificate of Registration. The business or non-profit hasn’t ended, just the use of business.

Use the Request for Revocation Form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies that you’re no longer using your business name (operating name). The form also indicates to Registry of Joint Stock Companies if you want to revoke (cancel) your Certificate of Registration.

You need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies that your business name (operating name) has dissolved or you’re no longer using the business name (operating name). If Registry of Joint Stock Companies doesn’t receive notification and you don’t pay your renewal fee by the date required, the registry revokes (cancels) your Certificate of Registration and changes the status of the registration to ‘revoked for non-payment’.

Public record

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

Who can use this form

Businesses and non-profits that have a registered business name (operating name) need to use this form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies that they’re no longer using the business name (operating name).

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. Send your completed form by mail. Or visit Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.
  3. Registry of Joint Stock Companies cancels the Certificate of Registration. The registry also changes the status of the registration to ‘revoked by request’.

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:

  • registered name of your business or non-profit
  • date business or non-profit stopped using the business name (operating name)
  • officer or director of the business or non-profit available to sign the form

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