Whistleblower reporting; transmission of a notice of violations by notaries public.

If you have information about a violation of the Money Laundering Act by a notary, you can report it to the competent district court.


Money laundering is used to smuggle illegally generated assets into the legal economic cycle and prevent them from being accessed by the law enforcement authorities.

For this reason, the Money Laundering Act imposes specific obligations on representatives of certain professional groups, which are intended to help prevent money laundering or the misuse of reputable companies for money laundering.

If you have information on possible or actual violations of the Money Laundering Act, you can report them to the competent supervisory authority on a personalized or anonymous basis.

Tips represent an important source of knowledge for the supervisory authorities of notaries. Such tips may include, for example, confidential information that whistleblowers learn from their employment relationships or from other contractual or trust relationships.

The competent supervisory authorities investigate each tip-off and examine whether there has been a violation of provisions relevant under service law.

The relevant president of the district court in whose district the notary has his or her registered office is responsible for receiving information concerning notaries (§ 50 No. 5 letter a) of the Money Laundering Act in conjunction with § 92 Paragraph 1 Number 1 of the Federal Law on the Protection against Money Laundering). § Section 92 (1) No. 1 of the Federal Code of Notaries). In the BayernPortal, the contact details are displayed under "Responsible for you" if you specify the location.


Information on violations within the scope of money laundering supervision can be reported to the competent supervisory authority in personalized or anonymous form, irrespective of a threshold value.

It should be noted, however, that a report to the supervisory authority must be distinguished from the reporting of a suspicious case to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which is located at Customs. In the event of a reportable suspicious case, this must generally be reported via the FIU's "goAML" portal (see "Related Links" and "Related Topics").


You can report your indication of violations of the Money Laundering Act to the responsible office as follows:

  • You prepare a written report of the potential or actual violation of the AMLA. If available, attach evidence.
  • Important: You can submit your report anonymously in any case.
  • Send the report to the respective president of the regional court in whose district the notary is based. In the BayernPortal, the contact details are displayed under "Responsible for you" if you specify the location.
    The notification can be submitted by mail, by e-mail or via a lawyer.
    After receipt, the responsible supervisory authority examines the reported information.
  • If contact data is available from you and the competent supervisory authority has queries, a consultation on your notification can be carried out.
  • In the case of an anonymous report, further processing will take place without contact.
  • If the information indicates a suspected crime, it will be forwarded to the locally responsible public prosecutor's office or police station and followed up there.



Processing time

The processing time is not relevant for the person giving the hint, because no results are communicated.


  • There are no costs involved.



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