Register a limited partnership

A limited partnership has at least 1 general partner and at least 1 limited partner. A limited partner has only limited liability. Limited partnerships need to register with Registry of Joint Stock Companies to operate in Nova Scotia.

Use the Certificate of Limited Partnership Form to register your limited partnership.

Limited partnerships need to register if they’re operating in Nova Scotia.

A limited partnership has at least 1 general partner and at least 1 limited partner. A general partner is personally responsible for any liability (unlimited liability). A limited partner has only limited liability. The filing requirements are different from other types of partnerships.

Public record

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

Eligibility

Limited partnerships need to register to operate in Nova Scotia. A limited partnership needs to have at least 1 general partner and at least 1 limited partner.

How to register

  1. Reserve a name for your limited partnership (Registry of Joint Stock Companies needs to approve name).
  2. Complete the registration form.
  3. Include payment with your form.
  4. Send your completed form and payment by mail. Or visit Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.
  5. If you meet all the requirements, Registry of Joint Stock Companies issues a Certificate of Registration and Business Number.

How long it takes

It should take 1 to 2 weeks to get the Certificate of Registration and Business Number. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your application hasn’t been filled in correctly.

Cost

Activity Fee
Registration $199.35
Renewal $37.40

Payment options

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac® Online, 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 apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • approved name for your limited partnership from Registry of Joint Stock Companies
  • name and address of recognized agent
  • all general and limited partners available to sign the form, including an officer or director on behalf of each corporate partner

Registration form


Renewal

You need to renew your registration every year. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.