Provision of information on population registers

Are you looking for a person and would like to know their surname, first name, doctoral degree or current address? Then you can apply for a simple population register information.

As part of a simple population register information, the registration authority will provide you with a surname, first name, doctoral degree and current addresses for the person you are looking for. If the person has died, you will be informed.

Whether a registration authority provides you with information about the data of the requested person is at their dutiful discretion. The simple population register information is not provided if an information block is entered in the population register or if there is reason for the registration authority to believe that this may result in a danger to the interests of the person concerned or another person worthy of protection.


  • The person you are looking for must be clearly identified on the basis of your information. This means that you must already have data about the data subject. These are usually the first and last name, the date of birth, the gender or the last known address.
  • If you use the data for commercial purposes, you must provide it.
  • When making the request, you must declare that you do not use the data for the purposes of advertising or address trading.
  • There must be no information block in the population register.


Only information about private individuals can be provided from the population register of the municipalities. Information about companies or commercial enterprises can only be found in the trade register.

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Related Links

  • ยง 44 Federal Registration Act
  • Number 44 General Administrative Regulation for the Implementation of the Federal Registration Act (BMGVwV)

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