Information from the trade register

The trade register is kept by the municipalities. It contains all the companies and businesses that have their headquarters in the respective municipality.

The trade register is kept by the municipalities and contains all companies and businesses notified in accordance with the Industrial Code (GewO) that have their registered office in the respective municipality.

Public bodies and private individuals can obtain an extract from the trade register on request. A consent of the data subject for the disclosure of his data is not required.

The name of the holding or holder, the business address and the activity notified are generally available. For further extended trade register information, you must prove a legal interest (for example, to assert legal claims; lending to the trader).

A legal claim of third parties to the communication of the data does not exist. The trade register is not a public register (such as the trade, cooperative or association register). The provision of information is at the discretion of the competent authority.

The information from the trade register corresponds to what was reported to the trade registration office up to the time the information was provided. The authority assumes no liability for the correctness and completeness of the information.

No information is provided about deregistered establishments.

Informal, written application with the following information:

  • the name of the company or trader,
  • the last address known to you,
  • Personal details.

For extended information:
Credibility of the legal interest by describing the facts and attaching existing documents (e.g. debt securities, copies of contracts, invoices).

Note: Oral motions are not admissible.

Via the Schleswig-Holstein Service , you have the opportunity to retrieve information from the local trade offices of the participating municipalities.

Related Links

  • Electronic information from the business file


Companies and commercial enterprises are listed in the trade register; if you want to receive information about private individuals, you must apply for an extract from the population register .

  • § 14 Gewerbeordnung (GewO),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif), Tarifstelle 11.1 - VwGebV.

Related Links

  • § 14 GewO
  • VwGebV

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