Publication of official announcements


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On which website(s) are official announcements published?

Official announcements are inserted into Statstidende and published at

Until 14 October 2005 Statstidende was also published on paper.

Which types of announcements are published?

Specific compulsory announcements with legal effect for citizens, undertakings and authorities, as well as certain non-compulsory announcements, are published in Statstidende.
Among other things, announcements concerning estates of deceased persons (e.g. advertisement for creditors), estates in bankruptcy (e.g. bankruptcy orders), company reorganisations, writs and similar court summonses, sales by order of a court and elections and referendums are published.

From which organisation(s) are announcements published?

Announcements from courts, lawyers, public institutions and private undertakings are published.

Is access to the official announcements free of charge?

Access to both one-off and permanent searches is free of charge (see below).

What types of searches can be made?

There are three search options:

  • Search on announcement number.
  • Simple search: free text (e.g. type of announcement or name of the person concerned), combined with date/period of the announcement.
  • Advanced search: restriction of category of announcement (e.g. ‘Estates of Deceased Persons’ or ‘Sales by Order of a Court’ and an associated sub-category) and search on various criteria depending on the category chosen (e.g. name, CPR/CVR number (business/personal registration number) and/or address of the person concerned by the announcement or of the person who has inserted the notification).

Announcements containing personal data which in another context is regarded as confidential cannot be searched for using name or other form of personal identification as search criterion after one year.
All announcements are deleted from after 5 years.

As of which date were the official announcements available in electronic format?

Statstidende has been published electronically since 2000. As of 15 October 2005 Statstidende is published only in electronic form.

Can searches be saved and notifications sent when criteria are met?

Permanent searches can be set up. This is free of charge, but requires registration as a user. Up to 25 permanent searches can in principle be set up.
Announcements matching the permanent search are supplied by e-mail in html format the same day that they are published.
It is also possible to subscribe to the day's pdf version of Statstidende. On days on which Statstidende is published, an e-mail will therefore be received with the day's Statstidende in pdf format.

Are the official announcements freely available as open data? If so, where can the repository and/or technical information be found?

Open data is available to everyone through REST search at Work on a technical enhancement of Statstidende is currently under way. In this connection, consideration is being given to whether this option should continue to be provided.

Last update: 30/10/2018

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