File or change your registered office address: societies

Societies 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 society.

You need to notify Registry of Joint Stock Companies of any changes to the registered office address within 14 days of the change. You can also update Registry of Joint Stock Companies of changes to the registered office address during the annual renewal.

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 societies need to have a registered office in Nova Scotia from the day they start to carry on business or within 14 days of incorporating, whichever is earlier.

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

Societies need to use this form to file or change the registered office information for their non-profit with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the Change of Entity Address Form online.
  2. Within 14 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:

  • full legal name of the society as it’s registered with Registry of Joint Stock Companies
  • 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 non-profit.

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Other ways to submit the form

You can use the Notice of Registered Office (Societies) Form (PDF 815 kB) if you’re unable to file online. A director or officer of the society 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.