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 Notice of Registered Office (Societies) 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.

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.

An officer or director of the society needs to complete the form.

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. Within 14 days of the change, send your completed form by mail. Or drop it off at Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.
  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.

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
  • officer or director of the society available to sign the form

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