Procedures Guide

The Procedures guide allows entrepreneurs and decision-makers to have a reliable, precise and up to date overview of legal procedures and measures concerning commercial formalities to be undertaken. It is broken down into 6 sections in which you can find information and documentation required for formalities with Registry Offices at the Commercial Courts.

Closure of a secondary establishment

The secondary establishment is an establishment distinct from the headquarters or of the principal establishment. Its closure leads to the filing of a modifying registration on the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) of its location.

The completed file allowing this formality must be filed either:

  • at the competent Commercial Formality Centre (CFE); or
  • directly at the registry office of the commercial courtin application of Article R. 123-5 of the Code of Commerce (procedure known as "Article 3" of Decree No. 96-650 of 19 July 1996).

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION

FOR INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OWNERS

The P2 CMB forms duly completed and signed.

An original power of attorney from the sole trader if he or she has not signed the P2 CMB printed forms.

FOR LEGAL ENTITIES

The M2 printed forms duly completed and signed.

An original power of attorney from the legal representative if he or she has not signed the M2 printed forms.

Prices

OFFICE CLOSURE (REGISTERED AS ADDITIONAL) : ATTACH TO THE FORMALITY A CHEQUE FOR 58.94 EUROS (FOR AN INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OWNER) OR FOR 74.54 EUROS (FOR A LEGAL ENTITY).

Cheques must be made payable to the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE, and attached to the application.

Cost breakdown of the required amount for an individual business owner

Registry office fees

VAT

INPI

BODACC

€44.20

€8.84

€5.90

€0.00

 

ESTABLISHMENT CLOSURE AND DELETION OF A SECONDARY REGISTRATION: ATTACH TO THE FORMALITY A CHEQUE FOR 37.44 EUROS (FOR AN INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS OWNER) OR FOR 51.48 EUROS (FOR A LEGAL ENTITY) FOR NOTIFICATION COSTS.

Cost breakdown for a legal entity

Registry office fees

VAT

INPI

BODACC

€57.20

€11.44

€5.90

€0.00

Fees of the registry office: postage fees of extracts included. INPI: National institute of industrial property (paid by the registry office). BODACC: Bulletin Officiel des Annonces Civiles et Commerciales (Official Journal of Civil and Commercial Announcements) (paid by the registry office).