Requesting information from the Central Trade Register

Service Description

Information from the Central Trade Register shows whether you have previously violated any trade law provisions. 

This information also serves as proof of your personal reliability if, for example, you wish to practice a trade requiring a permit (running a restaurant or acting as a real estate broker, for example) or a trade requiring supervision (such as a used car salesman or travel agent).

The following events are recorded in the Central Trade Register:

  • Refusals of applications for a trade permit, withdrawals and revocations of granted permits, disqualifications from practising a trade, refusals of requests for certificates of competency under Section 20 of the Explosives Act [Sprengstoffgesetz] and withdrawals of those certificates, withdrawals of authorisations to recruit or train trainees, prohibitions on employing, supervising, instructing or training children and young people,
  • Trade permit waivers,
  • Decisions on financial penalties of more than EUR 200 in connection with trade licences, and
  • Certain criminal convictions in connection with practising a trade.

Note: The Central Trade Register does not contain information on all traders in Germany. This information can be found in the Trade Register [Gewerberegister], which contains details on company owners such as name, date of birth and address, and company information such as details of the executive board, addresses and registered activity.

special notes for District-free City Erfurt

Required for a permit procedure and for the performance of a service activity requiring a permit or supervision. Furthermore, for the preparation of decisions under public procurement law.

Application:

  • personal appearance is required

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Bundesamt für Justiz, Referat IV 3

Address
Adenauerallee 99-103
53113 Bonn, Stadt
Telephone
+49 228 99410-40
Fax
+49 228 410-5050
Transport connection

Further Authorities

Bundesamt für Justiz (BfJ)
Address
Adenauerallee 99-103
53113 Bonn, Stadt
Telephone
+49 228 99410-40
Fax
+49 228 410-5050
Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Gewerbeangelegenheiten
Address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt
Telephone
0361 655-7810
Fax
0361 655-7809