Applying for a printout from the Commercial Register (Handelsregister)

Content:

  • Information about corporations (GmbH, AG), commercial partnerships (OHG, KG) or sole traders.
  • Information concerning facts and legal relationships which are important in a commercial context, such as the names of the persons who are authorised to represent the company which has been registered.

The Commercial Register is an official directory that is kept in electronic form. The register court will issue a printout of the entries and documents submitted at your request.

Onlineantrag und Formulare

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle den Onlineantrag und die Formulare der zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben

Zuständige Stelle

The register court in whose registration district the company or sole trader is domiciled.

Note: The register courts in Baden-Württemberg are the district courts in Freiburg, Mannheim, Stuttgart and Ulm.

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle weitere Informationen zu der für Sie zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben
Warum soll ich einen Ort angeben?
Mit Hilfe der Ortsangabe können wir die für Sie passenden Informationen, Formulare, Dienste und Ihre zuständige Stelle anzeigen.
Welchen Ort soll ich angeben?
Zum Beispiel Ihren Wohnort, wenn Sie einen Reisepass beantragen wollen oder den Unternehmensstandort, wenn Sie ein Gewerbe anmelden möchten.

Service details

Procedure

  • Should you not require a printout or file, rather only the information itself, you can obtain the data online: Join the register portal free-of-charge and then retrieve the data.
  • Should you apply for a printout either in person or in writing:
    • If you ask the competent register court in person, you will receive a printout immediately.
    • If you send a written request, you will receive an invoice. The register court will send you the printout which has been requested either in paper form or electronically no later that the date on which the invoice amount is credited to its account.

They will also send the information to you in electronic form. This will be an official file, similar to a certified copy. If you only want a simple printout, you must expressly request this.

Costs

Should you access the data online:

  • Accessing of data from the register: EUR 4.50 per register sheet.
  • Retrieval of documents which have been submitted to the register: 1.50 EUR per retrieved file.

Should you apply for the printout either in person or electronically:

  • ...and require it in paper form:
    • For simple excerpts: EUR 10.00
    • For official excerpts: EUR 20.00
  • ... and require it electronically:
    • for an uncertified file: EUR 5.00
    • for a certified file: EUR 10.00

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Justizministerium released it on 14.05.2019. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.