CBE Public Search

Consult Public Search

What type of data will you find in Public Search?

Public Search allows you to consult the following public data for each registered entity (here further entity) and establishment unit registered in the CBE:

Entity

  • company registration number;
  • name;
  • status;
  • type (natural person or legal person);
  • start date;
  • address;
  • legal form;
  • contact data (telephone no. and fax no., email address and website);
  • economic activities;
  • certifications, licences or registrations that are of importance for third parties or whose publication is mandatory;
  • ex officio striking off of the entity for failure to submit their financial statements;
  • name and first name of the founders and/or persons who perform a legal function within the entity;
  • legal situation;
  • characteristics;
  • links between entities;
  • authorised capital;
  • duration of the entity, if limited;
  • fiscal year-end and start and end date of the exceptional fiscal year, if any;
  • date of the General Meeting;
  • links to databases containing data not recorded in the CBE;
  • start date of this data.

Establishment Unit

  • establishment unit registration number;
  • start date;
  • status;
  • name;
  • address;
  • economic activities;
  • contact data (telephone no. and fax no., email address);
  • start date of this data.

Good to know

Data entered into or modified in the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises becomes available in the Public Search the next day. Data entered or modified at the weekend becomes available the following Tuesday.

Duplication of company registration numbers

If by accident an entity was assigned to more than one company registration number, the Management Service will proceed to cancel the duplicate numbers. If you perform a search on one of those cancelled company registration numbers, you will be redirected automatically to the number that has been kept.

If duplicate company registration numbers existed, then the number that was kept will be shown. A message will pop up, stating that the duplicate company registration number has been replaced by the number that is displayed.

Privacy protection

Privacy protection prohibits the public display of certain information. The following message will be displayed: “Requested data unavailable under the Privacy Protection Act”.

Domicile address

For registered entities natural person, the entity registered office address is the founder’s domicile address. Under the privacy protection rules this address may not be displayed. For this reason, the address of the longest serving establishment unit will be displayed.

Data reuse

Reusing data collected via Public Search is prohibited. Only specific and purposeful consultation per entity is allowed. This means that systematic and uninterrupted downloading of CBE data is not allowed. Data misuse is punishable by a monetary fine ranging from 26 euro to 50,000 euro (section XV.79 of the Belgian Code of Economic Law).

If you wish to reuse the data, please consult the page "‘File for reuse of publicly accessible data’."

How to search for data?

You can search by:

Each search will return a maximum of 200 results. You can limit the number of search results by refining your search.

Searching by company or establishment unit registration number

This is the quickest way to find information. Each entity has only one company registration number and each establishment unit has only one establishment unit registration number.

Search by number

Searching by name

Exact search

You have three options:

  • Search for an entity natural person.
    You need to enter the family name. You can refine your search by also entering the first name and/or the postcode.
  • Search for an entity legal person (company, non-profit organisation, etc.)
    You need to enter the registered entity name. You can refine your search by also entering the legal form and/or the postcode. Check the box if you wish to perform the search on a previous name.
  • Search for an establishment unit
    You need to enter the name of the establishment unit.

Tips

The option “only active entities and active establishment units of active entities” is checked by default. Unchecking this option will include discontinued entities in the search.

 

Search by name

Phonetic search

You need to enter the search word. You can refine your search by checking the box “physical person”, “legal person” or “establishment unit”. You can also indicate the legal form.

Tips

  • For all these options you can refine the search by filling out the “postcode” field.
  • The option “only active entities and active establishment units of active entities” is checked by default. Unchecking this option will include discontinued entities in the search.
  • Phonetic search

    Searching by address

    You need to fill out the postcode, the street and the street number. The result will show all the entities and/or establishment units registered at that address.

    Search by address

    Searching by activity

    If you perform a search by NACEBEL activity code, you will get a list of entities or establishment units that were assigned the code(s) involved.

    The best way to go about this is by first finding the correct code(s) via the link “search NACEBEL code(s)”. You can search by search word (activity) or by search structure. From the list, select no more than 10 codes that you want to use in your search. Click on the “+” sign next to a code for a detailed description of the activities.

    Next, select how to specify the location – by “municipality”, “municipality and neighbouring municipalities” or “postcode”.

    You can refine your search by checking the box “natural person”, “entities legal person” or “establishment units”.

    Tips

    The option “only active entities and active establishment units of active entities” is checked by default. Unchecking this option will include discontinued entities in the search.

    Search by activity

    Searching by authorisation

    First make your selection from an alphabetical list of authorisations. Next fill out a location in either of the following fields: “municipality”, “municipality and neighbouring municipalities” or “postcode”.

    Tips

    The option “only active entities and active establishment units of active entities” is checked by default. Unchecking this option will include discontinued entities in the search.

    Search by authorisation

Last update
21 November 2018