Service NL

Commercial Registrations Division


  • Registry of Deeds - registration of documents and the provision of information in relation to real property (land title) transactions in the province
  • Registry of Companies - creation of locally incorporated business and organizations (those with or without share capital) & extra-provincially registers corporations from other jurisdictions. Registers corporate documents and ensures compliance as required under the Corporations Act. Provides mechanisms for amalgamations, dissolutions and cancellations
  • Registry of Mechanics Liens - where individuals, who have provided a service or materials in relation to property with a mechanism to give notice that they have an interest in a particular property for services/ materials rendered
  • Registry of Condominiums - registration and regulation of condominium corporations
  • Registry of Co-operatives - creation of locally incorporated co-operatives & extra-provincially registered co-operatives from other jurisdictions. Registers co-op documents and ensures compliance as required under the Co-operatives Act. Provides mechanisms for amalgamations, dissolutions and cancellations
  • Personal Property Registry - registrations of electronic filing of notice and the searching of interests regarding transactions relating to personal property (autos, boats, etc.)
  • Registry of Lobbyists - provision of registration services for those paid individuals (consultant lobbyists and in-house lobbyists) required to register as defined in the Lobbyist Registration Act
  • Registry of Limited Partnerships - registration and amendments of limited partners as defined under the Limited Partnership Act
  • Registry of Limited Liability Partnerships - for registration and amendments of limited liability partnerships as defined under the amended Partnership Act


  • General Public
  • Law Firms
  • Corporations
  • Co-operatives
  • Surveyors
  • Appraisers
  • Real Estate Agencies & Agents
  • Financial Institutions
  • Lobbyists
  • Home Builders/Contractors
  • Condominium Corporations & Unit Owners
  • Lien Claimants (on real & personal property)
  • Title Search Firms
  • Government Departments & Agencies (Federal, Provincial & Municipal)


Commercial Registrations Division
Service NL
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-3317
Fax: (709) 729-0232
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