Summary: Administrative Silence – No Response to Our Request

Request sent to Brønnøysund Register Centre (Click here)
Outcome of request Administrative silence.
Time taken to respond N/A (Deadline is “without undue delay”)
Reason for refusal N/A (No response received).


On 4 November 2013, Access Info sent a request to the Brønnøysund Register Centre of Norway. Under the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act, public institutions are required to respond to citizen requests “without undue delay”.

However, Access Info never received a response to the request, making this a case of Administrative Silence.

Accessing the Norwegian Company Register

Information available (for free) No information is available for free. As specified on the website, “The Norwegian Parliament has decided that the public must pay a fee for most of the services offered by the Brønnøysund Register Centre”.
Provision for public access According to the Brønnøysund Register Centre’s website (, Norway’s company register is contained in the European Business Register (EBR), which is a network of various national business registers.You can search for a company for free in this register, but you must pay to access any further information.
To access the register, you must create an online account and then receive a username and a password by e-mail in order to be able to search.
Cost per record Business enterprise information costs 38 NOK (4.62€)
Cost for whole database Data not available.


Additional Information:
Norway´s Right to Information (RTI) Rating (Click here)

Norway´s Act Relating to the Right to Access to Documents Held by Public Authorities and Public Undertakings (Click here)
Norway’s company register (Click here)