Proceedings in public register matters

As one of the public registers, the Commercial Register is a public administration system, which is maintained in electronic form at www.justice.cz. The Commercial Register includes a collection of documents. Proceedings in matters of the Commercial Register are proceedings initiated by a motion and are conducted in two ways, namely through a register court, i.e. regional courts and the Municipal Court in Prague, or a notary.

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Registration through a register court

The application for registration in the Commercial Register can be submitted in documentary or electronic form via a form. An application in electronic form can only be submitted with a recognised electronic signature and an application in documentary form with an officially certified signature

The application for registration of a newly established company is submitted by partners or its governing body, depending on the legal form (Section 46 of the Public Registers Act). An application to change a record may only be submitted by a registered person, without undue delay after the occurrence of the fact to be registered. But if this obligation is not fulfilled within 15 days from its establishment, the application for registration may be submitted by anyone who demonstrates a legal interest in it. The application must always be accompanied by documents evidencing the facts recorded. However, any other person (agent) may submit the application on behalf of the registered person on the basis of power of attorney with an officially certified signature. The court fee for a motion to initiate proceedings in matters of the Commercial Register amounts to:

  • CZK 12,000 for the first registration of a joint-stock company
  • CZK 6,000 for the first registration of an entrepreneur, except for a joint-stock company (e.g. s.r.o.)
  • CZK 2,000 for changes or additions to the entry for entrepreneurs

The registered company and the persons registered in connection with the company are entitled to apply to the register court for deletion or amendment of the entry or restoration of the original entry within one month of the registration.

Registration through a notary

A notary makes a direct entry in the Commercial Register by actively accessing the database, provided that the notary has drawn up the notarial deed that serves as a basis for the direct entry and received all the documents required for registration in the Commercial Register by law. The registration process through a notary is more secure, convenient, faster and usually also cheaper.

A notary is entitled to make an entry in a public register only at the request of the person to whom the entry relates. Notarial registration is usually used in situations where a notarial deed of a resolution of the general meeting is drawn up. 

The price for registering a change in the Commercial Register through a notary is: 

  • CZK 8,000 for the first registration of a joint-stock company
  • CZK 2,700 for the first registration of a limited liability company
  • CZK 1,000 for changes or additions to the entry

However, this amount is increased by the notary’s fee of CZK 300 exclusive of VAT for the actual entry in the Commercial Register and usually also a fee for the notarial deed on the certificate of CZK 1,000 exclusive of VAT.

If the requirements for registration are not met, the notary refuses to make the entry into the public register. But the refusal does not prevent the registered person from filing a motion to commence proceedings for registration with the register court.

In the event that a notarial deed is required in the matter, we usually recommend that the entry in the Commercial Register is made through a notary to make the execution certain and expedite it. However, the way in which the entry is to be made always depends on the specific circumstances of the case.

What issues do we typically handle for clients in relation to public record proceedings?

  • Is it better to register through a register court or a notary?
  • How to file an application for registration in the Commercial Register?
  • How and when can I apply to the register court for deletion?
  • How and when can I claim a change to the registration?
  • How and when can I claim reinstatement of the original entry?
  • Can I file a motion to commence proceedings with the register court if the notary refused to make the entry?
  • How much does a registration through a notary cost?
  • What are the prices for registration through the register court?
  • What documents must be attached to the application for registration?