Strike off a company from the register (DS01)

Use this form to strike off a company from the register. Include the optional continuation page if needed.


Close your company online

DS01 continuation page

Checklist guidance for DS01


Before you apply to strike off your company, you have certain responsibilities to close down your business properly.

The company’s bank account will be frozen from the date of dissolution. Any credit balance in the account and other assets will pass to the Crown - you’ll have to restore the company to get anything back.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We’re closely following government guidance for working safely during coronavirus.

It’s taking much longer than usual to process paper documents sent to us by post - including applications to restore a company.

Use our service to Close a company online to help us process your application as quickly as possible.

Published 19 September 2014
Last updated 3 December 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removal of online DS01 link

  2. Service link updated.

  3. Online dissolution option made available

  4. DS01 updated to version 7

  5. Checklist guidance added to the page

  6. First published.