What does “registered office” for my corporation mean?

Every corporation in Alberta must have a “registered office” address listed with Corporate Registry.

The registered office is the address where the minute book should be kept, and also where legal documents can be served on the corporation.

Also, directors, shareholders, and other stakeholders of the company have rights to see the certain corporate documents found in the minute book, so the registered office must be accessible during normal business hours (for that reason, your registered office address should not be your home address). Many people use a lawyer to maintain the minute book and act as registered office.