Companies Office Of Jamaica (Business search and registration)

Our Mission
We are here to enable the legal creation of companies, sole proprietorships, partnerships and industrial and provident societies. To foster trade, commerce and wealth in an environment of trust and commitment to all our stakeholders.

Our Role
The COJ’s role is to oil the wheels of commerce by maintaining accurate and up to date records on commercial entities which are often accessed by the public to check a companies’ current:

Legal status
Statutory compliance
Ownership

The COJ registers local and overseas companies, and individuals carrying on business in Jamaica. It actively encourages voluntary compliance of companies and businesses with the Companies Act of 2004, the Registration of Business Names Act of 1934 and strives to maintain up-to-date records of all companies and businesses registered. Where necessary, the COJ initiates court action against delinquent clients to ensure compliance with all provisions of the law. It also removes entities which have been wound up and those which the Registrar has reason to believe are not in operation.

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