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 Revocation - Voluntary 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 public.

Registry of Joint Stock Companies is currently experiencing processing delays. It may take longer than usual to process your request.

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 Revocation - Voluntary Form online.
  2. Check the form for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Submit your completed form and supporting documents.
  4. Registry of Joint Stock Companies revokes (cancels) the Certificate of Registration. The registry also changes the status of the registration to ‘revoked’.

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.

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

Online

When you file online you need to create an account or sign in. You need to be an authorized filer for the business. You also need to upload any supporting documents in PDF format, including required signatures.

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Other ways to submit the form

You can use the Request for Revocation Form (PDF 116 kB) if you’re unable to file online. Send your completed form by mail. Or visit Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.