How to register changes in a sole proprietorship
Last updated: 31 January 2018 .
If you would like to change the information that is registered on your sole proprietorship, you can do that by submitting the form Coordinated register notification in Altinn.
You can report a new address by submitting the form Coordinated register notification in Altinn.
New business address
The business address is the same as the company’s visiting address. You must state a Norwegian address with street or road name, possibly a place name.
New postal address
You do not have to provide a separate postal address. If you want your post sent to a different address than your business address, you can report this as a postal address.
The name of the sole proprietorship must include the owner’s surname. It is the surname from the National Population Register that has to be used.
If the sole proprietorship is registered in the Central Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, the change is free of charge. Changes in names registered in the Register of Business Enterprises entail a fee.
If you change your surname in the National Population Register, for example, if you get married, please report a change of business name with us. You register a new name by submitting the Coordinating register notification. This change is free of charge.
On the page How do I choose a name for my company? you can read more about the choice of names and what considerations you need to take.
Once you have changed the business description/the line of business for your sole proprietorship, you must register these changes with us. You do this by submitting the Coordinating register notification. New industrial code will then be registered.
You change the contact information that is registered with us by submitting the Coordinating register notification.
You cannot register direct conversion from sole proprietorship to limited company. You must therefore
- register the new limited company
- close down the sole proprietorship
A sole proprietorship cannot be transferred from one proprietor to another. The reason is that the proprietor is identified through his or her enterprise and has full personal responsibility for its debts and liabilities.
It is only through undivided possession of an estate that a sole proprietorship can change proprietor.