Corporate and Personal Property Registries move to e-filing

The Corporate and Personal Property Registries have announced changes in filing procedures, including the discontinuation of some telephone and fax services and new e-filing requirements.

As of July 2, all BC company annual reports must be filed electronically, and telephone and fax services will be discontinued for searches of the Personal Property Registry, Manufactured Home Registry and Corporate Registry (including name reservation requests). For more detail, see www.fin.gov.bc.ca/registries/CARS.

As of July 29, the Personal Property Registry will require all base registration, renewals, discharges, changes and amendments to be filed electronically through BC Online. The Registry plans to discontinue printing turnaround documents and most verification statements, other than verification statements for the secured party of a discharge, change or amendment if the secured party is not the registering party. A print confirmation facility remains available to clients while registering documents. For more detail, see www.fin.gov.bc.ca/registries/pprpg.