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Process of Registration of a Partnership

Under Section 58 of the Act, a firm may be registered at any time (not merely at the time of its formation but subsequently) by filing an application with the Registrar of Firms of the area in which any place of business of the firm is situated (or proposed to be situated). The application shall contain the following particulars:


  • Name of the firm
  • Place or principal place of business
  • Names of any other places where the firm carries on business
  • Date on which each partner joined the firm
  • Name in full and permanent address of partners
  • Duration of the firm


A firm is considered to be registered from the date on which its name is entered in the register of firms, not from the time of application of registration. A registered firm must use, in its name, the word “Registered” in brackets. So a firm by the name of ABC & Partners, if registered, would be called "ABC & Partners (Registered)".

Changes in particulars

As per Sections 60-63, any alterations in the firm name, nature of business of the firm, opening and closing of branch offices, changes in partners, etc. must be intimated to the Registrar of firms.
Although the Partnership Act is an all-India registration, the State Governments are empowered to make rules for enforcement of various provisions of the Act, such as for registration, for providing changes in particulars, etc.

For example, in Maharahstra, some of the key form filings are as follows:


FORM 'A' - Application for Registration of Firms

FORM 'B' - Statement specifying alterations in the firm name or in the nature of the business of a firm or in the location of the principal place of business of the firm.

FORM 'C' - Notice of Change of Address of Business

FORM ‘D’ - Notice of Change in the name of the Partner and his permanent address


The Registrar of Firms has four offices in Maharashtra:


1. Registrar of firms, Maharashtra State, Mumbai.
 New Administrative Building, 6th Floor,
 Near Chetna College, Govt. Colony,
 Bandra (East), Mumbai- 400 051.
 Ph No. 022-26551149, 022-26551944.


  2. Assistant Registrar of Firms, Pune.
 Survey No. 47/30, Sarswati Parvati Bhavan,
 2nd Floor, Behind Lokesh Hotel,
 Arnyeshwar Corner, Pune Satara Road,
 Pune-411 009.
 Ph. No. 95250-24221808



3. Assistant Registrar of Firms, Nagpur.
118, Old Sachivalay Building,
Civil Lines, Nagpur-440 001.
Ph. No. 95712-2530897


4. Assistant Registrar of Firms, Aurangabad.
Gadiya Building, House No. 5/1/100,
Near Divisional Library Office,
Eknathnagar Road, Usmanpura,
Aurangabad-431 005.
Ph. No. 95240-2336798

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