Høje-Taastrup Municipality has many types of housing: you can live near a station, in an urban centre, a modern block of flats with fine views, a family-friendly detached home, a thatched-roof cottage in one of our many villages – or in the new "Nærheden" quarter. The choice is yours, but you will not be alone, since more than 50,000 people already live here and within the next few years we look forward to welcoming 8,000 new residents in our coming new urban areas.
Facts about Høje-Taastrup Municipality
Høje-Taastrup Municipality is one of the largest municipalities in Greater Copenhagen, with good motorway connections, besides the Intercity, regional and S-train networks, and an extensive bus service.
This is a large commuter municipality, with many commuters travelling to and from Høje-Taastrup on a daily basis. Around 25,000 people commute into Høje-Taastrup during the week, to their jobs in one of the many companies based here.
The municipality has large companies within IT and service, logistics and transport, and regional retail trading. Danske Bank and Nordea are among the companies with large branches here, while PostNord, IKEA, DSV and DISA are also located in the municipality, besides knowledge-intensive companies and institutions such as the Danish Technological Institute and Rockwool. There are also many small and medium-sized craft and production companies.
Høje-Taastrup Municipality stands for professional and effective municipal services. We wish to provide services to our residents that are based on openness, respect and understanding of other people's social and cultural backgrounds.
The current Mayor is Michael Ziegler (Conservative).
See the other members of the Town Council (in Danish only)
Guide to new residents
No later than five days after you move to Høje-Taastrup Municipality, you must notify this to "Borgerservice" (Citizens' Services) in Høje-Taastrup Municipality. There are also a number of other practical matters that you need to handle, and Borgerservice can assist you with this.
Life in Denmark
On the website Life in Denmark, you will be able to read all about your opportunities as a resident of Denmark.
On the official website about Denmark, you will find more information about Denmark.
How to get a CPR number (Central Person Register)
In Denmark each person has a personal registration number, which is called a CPR number. CPR stands for Central Person Register.
The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.
How to get your CPR number fast and easy
You need to apply for your CPR number online. You can fill in the application wherever you please and up to one month before the date you move into your Danish home – as long as you have residence permit (if non-EU citizen) and a housing confirmation. EU-citizens also need to have their EU registration certificate on the day they visit the International House to complete their application.
This is what you need to do:
- Fill in the application form online
- Visit International Citizen Service at the International House
- Bring all relevant documents
- Pick up your CPR number in person
Find The International House
The International House i situated in Copenhagen.
Adresse: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 1600 Copenhagen V
Get help with your paperwork
Monday - Wednesday: 10.00-15.00
Phone: +45 33 66 66 06
The State Administration is only present on Wednesdays 10-15 and Thursdays 11-15.
Citizens' Services (Borgerservice) in Høje-Taastrup Municipality - Address and Openings Hours
Address: Bygaden 2 2630 Taastrup
tel.no.: (+45) 43 59 10 00
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 - 14:30
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:30
Ordinary closing days
The Town Hall is closed on all public holidays, as well as 1 May, the Friday after Ascension Day and Danish Constitution Day. At Christmas, the Town Hall is closed on 24 December and on every day between Christmas and New Year.
Employment in Høje-Taastrup Municipality
If you are unemployed, you must register at the local Job Centre. You must do this even if you already receive unemployment benefit from a trade union.
Job Centre in Høje-Taastrup Municipality
The Job Centre in Høje-Taastrup Municipality offers help and guidance to unemployed residents.
Contact the Job Centre in Høje-Taastrup Municipality
Address: Town Hall, Bygaden 2, DK-2630 Taastrup
tel.no: (+45) 43 59 10 00
Monday - Wednesday: 10:00 - 14:30
Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00
Friday: 10:00 - 13:30
Ordinary closing days
The Job Centre follows the Town Hall's closing days and is closed on all public holidays, as well as 1 May, the Friday after Ascension Day and Danish Constitution Day. At Christmas, the Job Centre is closed on 24 December and on every day between Christmas and New Year.
Employment in Denmark
Workindenmark provides international job seekers and Danish employers with the information, guidance and tools to get connected with each other.
Workindenmark is a public employment service for highly qualified international professionals looking for a job in Denmark, and Danish companies searching for talented foreign employees.
Childcare and schools
Høje-Taastrup Municipality has schools and childcare institutions in every urban area of the municipality. We naturally guarantee a place for every child in the municipality's childcare institutions.
At Høje-Taastrup Municipality we wish to give every child the best start and take a holistic approach to each child and his or her development, from nursery to secondary education. We emphasise that all children must have the opportunity to develop and be encouraged to thrive and learn as much as possible, whatever their circumstances.
Schools and institutions must help to ensure healthy lives for children and young people, such as a healthy and nutritious diet, and by making exercise and outdoor activities part of their everyday lives.
Childcare is far more than just taking care of children, since it also involves development, learning and interaction. Your child can learn and be challenged and stimulated by spending time with other children.
In Høje-Taastrup there are several options available for children up to the age of six. There are three different types of childcare institution:
Age-integrated institutions for children aged 0-6. The children are divided into groups of children up to the age of 3 (nursery groups), and groups of children aged over 3 (nursery school groups).
Nurseries for children aged from 0 to 2. The children are divided into small groups.
Nursery schools for children aged from 3 to 5-6. The children are divided into small groups. Children can be offered a nursery school place from the age of 2 years and 10 months.
All childcare institutions are staffed with qualified nursery school teachers and trained assistants who organise activities to support the children's development, while making sure that the children are well-cared for and interact well with other children and adults.
The Municipal Place Allocation Service offers places in one of the childcare institutions with available places at the time required. As a general rule, a place is offered in the area where you live.
You are offered a place according to your application date (place allocation date) and which childcare institution you prefer.
You must register your child in the digital place allocation system (in Danish only). You can get help with registration at Borgerservice.
In Høje-Taastrup Municipality we set high ambitions for our primary and lower secondary schools and our objective is for all children and young people to develop and be encouraged to thrive and learn as much as possible, whatever their circumstances.
The municipality has ten primary and lower secondary schools, and a 10th grade centre. Primary and lower secondary schools cover grades 0 to 9. The Youth College also offers full-time programmes to prepare for the lower secondary school leaving examination.
Registration for primary and lower secondary school takes place in January, via the digital place allocation system (in Danish only). You can get help for registration at Borgerservice or the local school.
Older pupils can attend Høje-Taastrup Upper Secondary School, as well as numerous vocational education programmes at NEXT, while Roskilde University Centre, west of Hedehusene, is not far away. The municipality also offers numerous educational opportunities within the social and healthcare area, for example.
Childcare after school
All of our primary and lower secondary schools have after-school care centres for children in grades 0 - 3. From the third grade, after-school clubs are offered.
Registration for after-school care takes place at the same time as registration for school, but can also be at other times, in the digital place allocation system (in Danish only).
Parents pay fees for after-school care.
Culture, Leisure and Sports
Høje-Taastrup Municipality encourages an active lifestyle. Here, you are close to a host of leisure and cultural activities.
Our active residents are engaged in many different associations, including sports clubs, offering a host of different activities. We have several swimming baths and sports halls with good facilities.
Libraries and cultural institutions also offer a range of different opportunities for children, young people and senior citizens to use their talents. The municipality also has art, music and drama schools for children and young people.
Sports clubs and sports facilities
The municipality's many different sports clubs offer a wide range of activities for children and young people, ranging from soccer and archery, to gymnastics and swimming, and many clubs offer trial sessions.
The association portal lists all of the municipality's sports clubs (in Danish only)
Høje-Taastrup Municipality has two public swimming baths:
There are good running paths and hiking trails, including fishing or open-air camping. You can also try out one of Denmark's best cycle path systems, the Marathon Ring, to experience Høje-Taastrup's towns and countryside in a path system with different amenities, such as shelters, nature playgrounds, and picnic tables and benches.
Høje-Taastrup Municipality has several beautiful nature areas: Vestskoven, Porsemosen, Hedeland, Hakkemosen and St. Vejleå with Vallensbæk Mose. They are all open to the public as the perfect setting for a walk or run, or a day outdoors for a family picnic.
Read more about the natural beauty of Vestegnen, of which Høje-Taastrup Municipality is part.
Business in Høje-Taastrup Municipality
Høje-Taastrup is an attractive municipality in which to locate a new business in Greater Copenhagen.
The municipality has the combined status of regional infrastructure hub and centre for education, innovation and collaboration, ensuring an attractive business environment.
In recent years, Høje-Taastrup has seen a substantial increase in new jobs, while many large companies such as DSV, Nordea and Danske Bank have located their headquarters or other large functions in Høje-Taastrup.