Establishing and registering a foundation

Last updated: 2022-03-04

Have you established a foundation? If so, in most cases you will need to register it with the County Administrative Board.

Most foundations must be registered with the County Administrative Board. This does not include foundations whose assets are only used in favour of specific natural persons. For certain foundations, specific requirements apply regarding establishment and registration. 

Registering foundations

A registration application must be sent to the County Administrative Board no later than 6 months after the foundation is established. Foundations that operate a business must be registered before the business begins operating. It is the board or trustee of the foundation who must register the foundation. 

Apply to the County Administrative Board where the foundations has its registered office. 

Apply directly to competent authority.

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