In terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Regulations, 2016, Regulations 18 (3), all community schemes must register with the CSOS by filing the Form CS1.

The registration of schemes commenced 30 days from 07 October 2016 - the date on which the Regulations came into effect. New community schemes must register within 30 days from date of incorporation.

To register, a community scheme should complete the Form CS1 and submit this, and all required supporting documentation, to the nearest CSOS office or email to

The CSOS will issue a registration number once the registration process is complete. The registration number serves as a reference for all future correspondence with the CSOS, including the payment of the CSOS levy.

Registration of Community Scheme Form