End a sole proprietorship: request for revocation

Sole proprietorships need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies if their business is no longer operating. They can also ask Registry of Joint Stock Companies to revoke (cancel) their Certificate of Registration.

Use the Request for Revocation Form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies that your business is no longer operating. 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 sole proprietorship has dissolved or is no longer operating (request for revocation). 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 pub

Who can use this form

Sole proprietorships need to use this form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies that the business is no longer operating.

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:

  • name of your business registered with Registry of Joint Stock Companies
  • date the business ceased operations (stopped operating)
  • sole proprietor available to sign the form

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