Public Advisory: Counter Service Suspended at Commercial Registrations Division

  • Service NL

March 22, 2020

In a further effort to maintain the safety and well-being of staff, clients and the community in light of COVID-19, Service NL is suspending counter service at its Commercial Registrations Division.

Access to the public research area for searching historical paper-registered documents will be available only by appointment on an urgent basis. Appointments for urgent matters can be made by calling 1-709-729-3316 or via email at

Submission of paper documents for registration can be mailed to:

Commercial Registrations Division
59 Elizabeth Avenue
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4J6

Drop-off box service will be available in the Commercial Registrations lobby. Couriers are requested to batch deliveries to the registry in an effort to eliminate multiple visits.

Online access to searches on CADO continues to be available for the following:

  • Registry of Deeds searches for index information back to 1980 and document viewing back to 1982;
  • Mechanics’ liens searches for index information and document viewing since 2004;
  • Registries of companies, condominiums and co-operatives searches for corporate profile information (tombstone information only);
  • Viewing of documents dating back to 2004 is available to license users only; and
  • The Lobbyist Registry is searchable online for free.

The following registrations information is available online:

  • Corporate name reservations requests (solely completed online);
  • Select document filing to the Registry of Companies for the following:
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Corporate Annual Returns
    • Notice of Change in Directors
    • Notice of Change in Registered Office in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Lobbyists registration and renewals; and
  • Registration of a deed and other documents for authorized users who have the originally executed instruments at time of registration.

The following Personal Property Registry information is available online.

  • Serial number lien check service using a credit card for a $10 search fee;
  • Debtor and enterprise search access is through pre-established Personal Property Registry user accounts; and
  • Personal property registrations through a user account.

The Provincial Government apologizes for any inconvenience and asks for the public’s patience and understanding during its efforts to minimize further spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to monitor and where necessary implement protocols required to contain the virus. For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit

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Media contact
Krista Dalton
Service NL
709-729-4748, 685-6492

2020 03 22 12:36 pm