Trade register extract; application

The trade register is a list kept by the municipal authorities of the commercial businesses registered in the municipality. Public and non-public bodies as well as private individuals can obtain an extract from the trade register on request.



You will receive information on the trader's basic data without any special justification. This includes

  • Name,
  • business address and
  • reported activity.

If you would like to receive further data, you must demonstrate a legal interest.

You have a legal interest, for example, if you

  • wish to assert legal claims or
  • refer to services provided by the trader or
  • grant loans to the traders.


You can apply for information from the trade register in person, in writing or electronically. In addition to your personal details, you should provide the data you know about the business you are looking for, e.g:

  • Name of the business
  • Name of the trader
  • the last known address

The responsible office will check your application for completeness and whether you have a legal interest in obtaining information from the trade register.

If your application is approved, you will be sent the extract from the trade register and a notification of fees.

Special notes

The trade register should not be confused with the central trade register kept by the Federal Office of Justice, which records trade law violations for the whole of Germany.

Required documents

  • in the case of information going beyond the basic data: Proof of legal interest such as debt instruments, copies of contracts or invoices


  • 15.00 euros in accordance with the schedule of costs under the Costs Act (Tariff No. 5.III.5/1)

Legal bases


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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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