Frequently Asked Questions

Is my company required to have a Registered Office? Is the Registered Office different than a Records Office?

Is my company required to have a Registered Office? Is the Registered Office different than a Records Office?

An Alberta corporation must have a Registered Office within the Province of Alberta at all times which is accessible to the public during normal business hours.  The Registered Office address cannot be a P.O. Box. All government notices and other documents requiring to be served upon the corporation will be addressed to the Registered Office. The Records Office is where the corporate records (contained in the corporation’s minute book) of the corporation are kept.  The Registered Office and the Records Office are often the same address. 

Registered Address

An Alberta corporation must have a Registered Office within the Province of Alberta and a federal corporation must have a Registered Office located within Canada.  A Registered Office is to be accessible to the public during normal business hours.

The Registered Office address cannot be a P.O. Box. All government notices and other documents requiring to be served upon the corporation will be addressed to the registered office. You have the option of using Lawnch’s office address as the Registered Office address for your corporation free of charge for a period of one year following incorporation. Copies of any such notices or other documents received by Lawnch will be forwarded to you. You can choose to continue using Lawnch’s office address as your corporation’s Registered Office following the initial one year period by taking advantage of our “Big Bang” annual corporate services package.

Records Address 

The Records Office is where the corporate records (contained in the corporation’s minute book) of the corporation are kept. Corporate records contained in a minute book include, but are not limited to: articles and bylaws and any amendments thereto, a copy of any unanimous shareholder agreement, minutes of meetings and resolutions of shareholders and directors, government notices, securities registers and financial statements, reports, and information.

Mailing Address

A Mailing Address (which can be different than the Registered Office address) is used  in circumstances where your corporation will be using a post office address for mail delivery because the corporation’s Registered Office address is a legal land description. If your Registered Office address is not a legal land description, then your corporations “Mailing Address” will simply be the same as the corporations Registered Office address.

The content on this website is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or a legal opinion of any kind. Users of this website are advised to seek legal advice by contacting Lawnch (or other legal counsel) directly to discuss any specific legal issues.

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