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Municipal personal records database: audits and other activities

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Every municipal authority in the Netherlands has a Municipal Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie personen, BRP). This database contains personal records on everyone who currently lives or who once lived in the municipality. These data are not accessible to the general public.


If you perform work in the Municipal Personal Records Database, you have to meet statutory requirements. Your company and employees are subject to a duty of confidentiality, for example. Your employees must also have a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring omtrent het gedrag, VOG). The work to be performed is specified in a written agreement with the Municipal Executive Board.

Online application procedure via Message Box

You can also request approval to (regularly) perform work in the municipal population register digitally using Message Box. You must submit your application to the Netherlands Personal Records Agency (Rijksdienst voor Identiteitsgegevens, RvIG). Message Box is a secure email system that enables you as an entrepreneur to exchange digital messages with Dutch government agencies.

Any further questions?

Please contact the Netherlands Enterprise Agency

+31 (0)88 602 44 44

This information is provided by

Netherlands Enterprise Agency