BC Registries and Online Services
In 2024, the BC OnLine and the Corporate Online application will no longer be used to access Corporate Search and filings for B.C. companies. Read more here.
BC Registries and Online Services administers and supports the legal framework to:
- Operate a business, not-for-profit society, cooperative association or financial institution in B.C. organizations must register, file documents and update records, which are kept as a matter of public record
- File and manage personal property liens
- Maintain the provincial register of manufactured home details and control their movement in B.C.
SEARCH / REQUEST business or lien records
All Registry files are accessible to the public for a fee. Registrations of businesses, not-for-profit societies, cooperatives, other entity types are administered and supported by BC Registries Search Unit.
- General Search for Summary – Small Claims
- Certificate of Status
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Letter Under Seal
- Copies of Filed and Registered Documents
- Certified Copies of Filed and Registered Documents
- Court/Federal Certified Copies of Filed and Registered Documents
- No Letter Record
If you already know what to do, go directly to the online service you need.
If you're moving within B.C., use this service to update your business or personal records with provincial and local government organizations.
Online access to government information, products, filings and registrations for private and public sector business customers. Popular products and services include:
- Corporate records and filings
- Manufactured Home Registry services
There is a fee for most transactions. Make payment using a BC OnLine deposit account or by credit card when accessing services through Corporate Online or when filing an annual report for a society.
You can use a Business Registry account to:
- Request names for businesses or organizations (you don't need an account to request a name and pay by credit card)
- Incorporate and manage benefit companies and cooperative associations
- Register and maintain sole proprietorships and general partnerships
Note: You cannot use the Business Registry to make filings for limited companies.
Complete transactions for incorporated companies. Here are some examples:
- File an annual report
- Incorporate a company
- File an alteration to the company's share structure
- Change the company's registered office address
- Update director information
Research and request a name for a business:
- Search for a business name
- Manage your existing Name Request
OrgBook BC provides verified data about organizations including:
- Business numbers
- Legal names and DBA names
- BC registration status
- Select licenses and permits
You can use the Personal Property Registry to:
- Search for registered security agreements and liens
- Register, amend, renew, or discharge security agreements and liens
Complete filings and transactions for societies. Here are some examples:
- Submit a name approval request for a society
- Incorporate a society
- File a transition application
- File an annual report
- Change the society's registered office address
- Update director information
- Change bylaws
- Access certified documents
Contact the BC Registries helpdesk Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. They do not provide business or legal advice.
For login and account setup support,
in the new BC Registry application, call: 1-877-370-1033
PO Box 9431 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9V3
200 - 940 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC V8W 3E6
NEW BC Registry Application
All BC Registry and BC OnLine applications are getting modernized and replaced.
- Stay up to date and subscribe for updates on the new BC Registry applications
- Sign up for an Information / Demonstration Session
- How to use the new BC Registry application
- View the Modernization Initiative page for more information
If you need support with setting up a new account and logging in with a BC Services Card or BCeID:
- contact the Service BC Help Desk at 1-877-370-1033
Incorporating a business creates a corporation (or company). There are different types of corporations. Limited companies are the most common.
- Incorporate or manage a company
- Amalgamate corporations
- Dissolve or restore a corporation
- Register an extraprovincial (out-of-province) corporation
A sole proprietorship is a business with only one owner. A partnership company is operated by two or more parties.
- Start a business
- Register a "doing business as" name
- Make changes to a business
- Dissolve or end a business
If you already know what to do, go directly to the BC Business Registry
Cooperatives (co-ops) offer essential products or services like housing, food or health care. They are owned and operated by the people who use them.
- Incorporate (paper filing) or maintain a co-op
- Dissolve or restore a co-op
- Register an extraprovincial (out-of-province) co-op
If you already know what changes to make, go directly to the BC Registry application.
In B.C., not-for-profit organizations are known as societies. They're independent, democratic organizations that follow the Societies Act and their own constitution and bylaws.
- Incorporate or maintain a society
- Amalgamate societies
- Dissolve or restore a society
- Types of societies in B.C.
If you already know what to do, go directly to Societies Online.
Personal Property Registry
Liens can be registered against personal property (e.g. boats, cars or trailers) as security to make sure a debt or loan is repaid. Use the Personal Property Registry to:
- Search for personal property liens
- Register a security agreement or lien
- Change, renew or discharge a registration
If you already know what to do, go directly to Personal Property Registry.
Manufactured Home Registry
The sale, transfer or purchase of a manufactured home needs to be registered to protect a person's investment in the home. Use the Manufactured Home Registry to:
- Register and keep information up to date
- Search for manufactured homes or liens
- Use a qualified supplier
- Become a qualified supplier
If you already know what to do, go directly to BC OnLine.