Renew a co-operative registration with Registry of Joint Stock Companies
Co-operatives need to renew their registration, file financial statements and pay a renewal fee each year they continue to operate. They need to renew within 5 months of their fiscal year-end. For example, if your fiscal year-end is in February, then you renew each July.
Use the Renew My Registration Form to renew the registration of your co-operative each year it continues to operate.
Renewal is due within 5 months of the co-operative’s fiscal year-end. For example, if your fiscal year-end is in February, then you renew each July.
Registry of Joint Stock Companies sends you a renewal notice by mail or email a month before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.
Along with your renewal notice, you need to submit the following to Registry of Joint Stock Companies:
- renewal fee
- copy of the co-operative’s financial statements from the last fiscal year
Information you file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies is available to the public. Financial information you file with Registry of Joint Stock Companies is only available to the public in aggregate in the Co-operatives Financial and Operating Summary Annual Report.
Who can use this form
Co-operatives need to use this form to renew their registration.
What you need to do
- File your co-operative’s financial statements.
- Complete the Renew My Registration Form online.
- Include payment with your form.
- Submit your completed form and payment.
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.
Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover), Interac® Online, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. Make your cheque or money order payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you renew.
When you pay online you need to pay the fee by credit or debit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Visa Debit, Debit Mastercard). You can only pay by debit card online if your bank participates in Interac® Online.
Before you start
Make sure you have filed the co-operative’s most recent financial statements.
When you renew online you need to create an account or sign in.
You can use the Co-operative Renewal Notice Form if you’re unable to renew online. Send your completed form, supporting documents and payment by mail. Or drop them off at Registry of Joint Stock Companies or Access Nova Scotia.