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Procedure descriptions

Applying for information from the register of craftsmen

You can apply for information from the register of craftsmen if you require the following:

  • addresses of registered craftsmen,
  • proper entry of a certain business into the register of craftsmen or
  • name of the person who manages the company.

Responsible department

the Chamber of Crafts and Trades (Handwerkskammer)



  • Genuine interest
    As an example, a genuine interest can arise if you wish to check whether you wish to include a business in a tender.
  • No reason for presumption can exist that the person concerned has a protectable interest which excludes the transfer of their data


Please contact the competent chamber of industry and commerce and apply for information from the register of craftsmen. You must give precise information concerning the purpose for which you require this data.

The application for information in the form of an address list must be made in writing on an application form. Some chambers of craftsmen also make the form available for downloading.

Individual items of information can also be obtained over the telephone. Direct information online is not possible.

Provided no protectable interest of the person concerned prevents this, the information will be provided to you. However, you may only use this information for the purpose which you stated at the time of making the application.



Required documents



Various costs can be incurred. Please make enquiries at the competent chamber of craftsmen.

Processing time

The request for information from the register of craftsmen is usually answered within seven days.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Baden-Württembergische Handwerkstag e. V. released it on 02.08.2019.

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.


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