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

Request 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.

Use the Document Request Form to get 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.

You can also ask for copies or certified copies of documents filed with Registry of Joint Stock Companies for a cost.

Who can use this form

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

What you need to do

  1. Complete the form.
  2. Check the form for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Include payment with your form.
  4. Send your completed form, supporting documents and payment by mail. Or drop them off at Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.

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.

Cost

Fees are based on the type of document you request. Contact Registry of Joint Stock Companies if you need an estimate. There’s no extra fee to have copies certified. You just need to specify on the form that 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)

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