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How To Register Your Company Name
To Register Online: Service Ontario aims to streamline the registration, renewal or name change process for small businesses. You can register your small business name, renew your business name online 24/7 through the website listed below. To Register or renew in person: You can drop off completed hard-copy forms for a sole-proprietorship/partnership or corporation at the following address: Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Central Production and Verifications Branch 375 University Avenue, 2nd Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2M2 This location is the only one that accepts in-person paper registrations and renewals. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm, except holidays. The cost is $80 for a new registration or renewal. You can pay by cash, debit, cheque and money order (made out to the Minister of Finance) or credit card (VISA or MasterCard).
Web Sites
  • Corporate Name Search
    (www.nuans.com)
    NUANS is a computerized search system that compares a proposed name or trade-mark with existing corporate names and trade-marks.
  • Ontario Business Name Registration
    (www.ontario.ca/page/registering-your-business-name)
    An information sheet for corporations about why they need to register their business name, who must register, how to register and other important information.
*Information provided by the Business Services Web page does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Richmond Hill Public Library. Please read the Library's Disclaimer and Copyright Notice regarding linked sites. If you notice a broken link or wish to suggest a useful Web site, please contact the Business Librarian at 905.884.9288 x304 or e-mail jgirot@rhpl.ca.