BC Registries and Online Services

All registrations of businesses, not-for-profit societies, cooperatives, personal property and manufactured homes are administered and supported by BC Registries and Online Services.

Businesses, Incorporated Companies and Cooperatives

Organizations need to register, file documents and update records, which are kept as a matter of public record. Find information packages, instructions, forms and legislation related to starting, maintaining or dissolving an organization or business in British Columbia including:

  • Incorporated Companies
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships (General, Limited and Limited Liability)
  • Cooperatives
  • Extraprovincial Companies and Cooperatives
  • B.C. School District Business Companies
  • Financial Institutions and Credit Unions

Find out more about businesses, incorporated companies and cooperatives.


In B.C., a society is a not-for-profit organization consisting of an organized group of people associated together for any lawful purpose or purposes such as national, patriotic, religious, philanthropic, charitable, provident, scientific, fraternal, benevolent, artistic, educational, social, professional, agricultural, sporting or other useful purposes. Learn how to incorporate a society, maintain and file records and dissolve or restore a society.

Find out more about societies.

Personal Property

The Personal Property Registry maintains a registry of liens against motor vehicles, boats, outboard motors, trailers, aircraft and manufactured homes.

Find out more about personal property.

Manufactured Homes

The Manufactured Home Registry maintains a registry of the ownership details and controls the movements of manufactured homes within British Columbia.

Find out more about manufactured homes.

Prepare for the new Societies Act

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Useful Contacts

Phone lines are open Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Telephone: 1 877 526-1526 within Canada and USA
250 387-7848 outside of Canada & USA
Courier Deliveries: 940 Blanshard Street, 2nd floor – Room 200, Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
PO Box 9431 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9V3
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