Get copies of documents on file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies

Order copies of documents that are on file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies. Registry of Joint Stock Companies provides and maintains a source of public information on businesses, societies and co-operatives operating in Nova Scotia.

You can order copies of documents that are on file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

Registry of Joint Stock Companies provides and maintains a source of public information on businesses, societies and co-operatives operating in Nova Scotia. You can search for basic information like legal name, status and type of organization for free.

Document formats

You can order standard or certified copies of documents filed with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

Delivery options

You can choose how you want to receive the documents. Delivery options include mail, email and pick-up (collection). If you have an account and are signed in, you also have the option of saving the documents to your orders (online only) and downloading them at any time.

Who can use this form

Anyone can order copies of documents on file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

What you need to do

  1. Search online for business or non-profit information filed with Registry of Joint Stock Companies.
  2. Find and add documents to your Shopping Cart.
  3. Complete the Shopping Cart Checkout Form.
  4. Include payment with your form.
  5. Submit your completed form and payment.
  6. Registry of Joint Stock Companies emails you a payment receipt. Keep a copy for your records.

How long it takes

It should take 2 to 4 days to get the documents. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly. It can also take longer if you’re asking for a large number of documents.

It may take longer than usual to process your request.

Cost

Fees are based on the type of documents you order. There’s no extra fee to have copies certified. When you order, specify if you need the documents certified.

Activity Fee
Per Articles of Association, amalgamation agreement or by-laws $24.95
Per document for all other documents $12.45

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you submit the form.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • name of business, society or co-operative the documents are from
  • Registry ID (if you know it) for the business, society or co-operative the documents are from
  • names of documents you want and the date they were filed with Registry of Joint Stock Companies (if you know them)

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Other ways to submit the form

You can use the Document Request Form (PDF 99 kB) if you’re unable to order online. Send your completed form and payment by mail. Or drop them off at Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.