File or change your registered office address: incorporated companies

Incorporated companies need to file and change their registered office address information with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

Use the Change of Entity Address Form to file or change the registered address of your incorporated company.

You need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies of any changes to the registered office address within 28 days of the change.

You can also use this form to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies that you want the registry to send all correspondence to the registered office address instead of the address of the recognized agent.

All incorporated companies need to have a registered office in Nova Scotia from the day they start to carry on business or within 28 days of incorporating, whichever is earlier.

Public record

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

Who can use this form

Incorporated companies need to use this form to file or change the registered office information for their company with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the Change of Entity Address Form.
  2. Within 28 days of the change, 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.

Before you start

Make sure you have the civic address and mailing address of the registered office.

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.

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Other ways to submit the form

You can use the Notice of Registered Office Form (PDF 497 kB) if you’re unable to file online. An officer or director of the company needs to complete the form. Send your completed form by mail. Or drop it off at Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.