Creation of a company: make itself known at La Poste and subscribe to internet, telephone, electricity subscriptions

Verified 03 January 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

When installing your company, you must make yourself known to La Poste, subscribe to an electricity subscription or a telephone and internet subscription. We explain the steps to be taken.

You must make yourself known to La Poste for receive documents related to the creation process (registration, deposit of share capital, etc.).

You can do the process as the head of your company or someone may have been authorized representative to complete the process.

You have to report to the Post Office closest to your company's headquarters .

You must have with you the legal documents concerning your company. In particular:

  • Certificate of deposit of share capital
  • Statutes
  • Request for publication in a medium entitled to receive legal announcements

You must also provide the business leader's ID.

When you settle at your premises, you must subscribe to an electricity provider.

It's important to think about your needs based on the equipment you will have before signing your contract.

Indeed, your needs will be different if you only have a few desks with computers to settle or cold rooms to store perishable goods.

To subscribe, you can reach online or by phone the supplier offering a contract of interest to you.

You must then provide the following information:

  • Your address (registered office)
  • Your counter number (when you have one)
  • RIB: titleContent of your business account
  • Last meter reading of the outgoing tenant if you have it

It will then be the supplier with whom you have signed a contract that will be responsible for making the request to open your electricity meter.

However, if you do not have a connection to an electrical grid, it will be up to you to apply from Enedis:

Enedis: apply for connection to the public electricity grid

The amount of the connection depends on the nature of the installation and the response time.

Prices vary between €14 and €147.

Depending on your needs, you will need to subscribe to the Internet and the telephone.

According to the size of your company, you will need to subscribe

  • a classic subscription (for individuals)
  • or a subscription more adapted to the life of a business of a few employees to several hundred.

It is important to look at the offers made by the different operators before making your choice.

You can subscribe to the internet and telephone online, in-store or over the phone.

You will need to provide the following:

Installation times for your phone line and internet subscription can be long, so you have to get ahead of time.

On the other hand, the installation is immediate if your connection is operational.