About the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities (CCR)

Last updated: 18 May 2018 .

The CCR coordinates basic information regarding commercial entities and entities in public sector found in various public registers.

The Central Coordinating Register for legal entities (CCR) was established in 1995 and coordinates basic information regarding commercial entities and entities in public sector found in various public registries which is often repeated in government questionnaires. Instead of each public agency requesting this information, the CCR coordinates and collects all necessary information in one location. When the CCR opened in 1995, it was characterized as one of the most important efficiency measures in public administration at that time.

The CCR contains basic data about entities with reporting obligations to the NAV Register Management, the Value Added Tax Register, the Register of Business Enterprises, the Business Register of Statistics Norway, the Corporate Taxation Data Register, Norwegian Foundation Register or the Register of Bankruptcies. Others may register voluntarily with the CCR.

The nine-digit organization number identifies an entity, enabling easier collaboration and information exchange between government agencies. Pursuant to the Act relating to the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, other state registers are obliged to cooperate with the CCR and keep their registered information updated, and public sector is obliged to use the organization number and the basic information. A coordinated register notification form replaces previous registration forms from several agencies.

Since all the various agencies are enabled to exchange information efficiently, complying with the reporting obligations is simplified for all business operators and others engaged in financial activities. Many associations and others without registration obligations find it useful to register voluntarily with the CCR. There is no charge for registration.

All information in the CCR is public domain with the exception of national ID numbers and D-numbers.