Freedom of information; request for information from a Bavarian authority

You can obtain information about the contents of files and records of public bodies.


In Bavaria, you can assert your freedom of information rights either via Art. 39 Bavarian Data Protection Act (general right to information), via Art. 3 Bavarian Environmental Information Act or via Section 2 Consumer Information Act.

The information can be provided, for example, by means of an informational interview, file or record inspection, the provision of file media, copies or by electronic provision.

These freedom of information rights do not apply to information regarding your personal data. For more information, please refer to "Related topics" under "Data privacy; assertion of data subject rights".


In particular, information pursuant to Art. 39 of the Bavarian Data Protection Act can only be provided if you can credibly demonstrate a justified interest that is not directed at further use in return for payment and can be of a legal, economic or non-material nature. Information can be refused if, for example, public or private interests conflict with this.


You can submit the request directly to the respective authority. In the request, you must indicate which information you would like to access.


  • Costs will be charged for information in accordance with the Cost Act. You will receive more details during processing.

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Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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