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What should we do when someone moves to an institution with a communal licence?

According to Section 4 in the Regulations relating to television receivers , a broadcasting licence fee must be paid for each receiver. However, there are some exceptions. Some institutions, like nursing homes, can be granted a communal licence which means that they can pay one licence fee that will cover all television receivers used by the institutions residents, cf. Section 4 II b) in the above mentioned regulations.

To be granted a communal licence, the institution has to fulfil some prerequisites. It must be an institution that has a joint household for all its residents and that most of the residents’ social benefits are paid directly to the institution.

If the institution has a common licence, and a new resident bring their television receiver with them when moving to the institution, a notice concerning the residents private licence has to be sent to the NRK Licence department stating the name of the institution that should cover the licence fee for the resident.

Institutions where the residents care for themselves, and do not have a joint household, will not qualify for a communal licence.


  1. What is the broadcasting licence fee?
  2. Who are obligated to pay the broadcasting licence fee?
  3. What kind of electronic equipment requires a broadcasting licence fee?
  4. Can one broadcasting licence fee cover several individuals in a private household?
  5. What can I do if I have been wrongly registered with a broadcasting licence fee?
  6. Is information concerning a licence confidential between the licence holder and the NRK?
  7. What should we do when someone moves to an institution with a communal licence?
  8. How much is the broadcasting licence fee?
  9. I have moved in with my partner, do we both have to pay the broadcasting licence fee?
  10. When can we expect to receive the invoice for the broadcasting licence fee?
  11. What happens if you pay the broadcasting licence fee after the due date?
  12. Have you received a notice from the Norwegian National Collection Agency?
  13. Can the licence fee be paid with Direct Debit (AvtaleGiro) and Electronic invoice (eFaktura)?
  14. When should I register for a licence if I have a television receiver in use?
  15. How can I appeal a decision made by the NRK Licence department?
  16. What applies if I live and/or work abroad for part of the year?
  17. Do we have to pay licence fee when a television receiver is used without television signals?
  18. What to do if the licence holder dies?