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.

Declaration of removal

Removal of an individual business owner is declaratory. Such must be carried out with the registry office the commercial court during the month preceding or following the cessation of the business activity in the jurisdiction (Article R. 123-51 of the Commercial Code), this request may be made by an heir in the event of death.

Supporting documents to be attached to the file

The P4 CMB printed forms duly completed and signed.

An original power of attorney of the sole trader if he or she has not signed the P4 CMB forms.

If such relates to a fairgrounds worker or travelling business owner, provide the original identity card issued by the prefecture so that the registry office has such removal.

If the request for removal occurs following the death of the entrepreneur, furnish: an extract from the death certificate; a power of attorney of one of the heirs.


The removal from the Trade and Companies Register of the sole trader is free of charge

But if the sole trader has one or several establishment(s) registered in the Trade and Companies Register (RCS) for which the territorial jurisdiction is that of another court: the amount required for notice of the removal is 9.36 euros (multiplied by the number of secondary registrations).

In this case, the cheques must be made payable to the relevant GREFFE DU TRIBUNAL DE COMMERCE, attached to the request.

For the removal of each secondary establishment

Notification fees








Registry office fees: 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).