Society Registration

Society Registration

A society is an association of several individuals who are combined for some communal purpose. The society is usually formed for the purpose of promoting the sports, music, culture, art, religion, education etc. the society registration Act in India lays down the rules and regulations for the sake of registration of society. The society registration Act 1860 is very much accepted by several state governments. A society can have the creation by 7 or more persons. Apart from the individuals, foreigners, companies can also register with MOA of the Society. Once decided to form the society registration legal professional can draft the MOA and have all the members getting signed which will have the witness by Notary public. Also the rules and the regulations can be signed by minimum three members of the governing body.

Memorandum and By-laws

  • The MOA shall be printed or can be typewritten. A memorandum should specify the name of the society, objects, name, address, occupations. It shall be signed by the signatories.
  • The registered society should maintain members list
  • The registered society should have member not less than three.
  • The committee will maintain all the internal affairs of the society.
  • Only in the society meeting members shall be appointed.
  • The tenure of the office members should not exceed three years.
  • The registered society should have account book of account every year.
  • The registered society should have at-least one general meeting.

Members of the society

  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Address proof
  • Passport size photo.

Register office documents

  • If the office is on rent, then rental agreement is necessary.
  • Electricity bill (The bill should not be more than two months old)
  • Occupant needs NOC from the landlord.


MOA, Rules and regulations, finalized name of the society, , File application of the society registration.

Company, Foreigners, Partnership firm, registered society have eligibility for the society registration.

The procedure is given below.

  • General meeting should be conducted
  • A resolution shall be passed
  • A notice regarding the name should be signed by the secretory.

As per section 14 of Society registration Act 1860, members can receive the profit.