town hall
Procedure descriptions

Request certificate of registration

With the registration certificate, you can prove to third parties that you are registered in a current flat. There are various authorities or occasions when you need to present a registration certificate,

for example:

  • Registration at the registry office
  • Registration office
  • Banks
  • Pension insurance companies.

The registration certificate provides information about your data stored in the civil register, such as surname, first names, date of birth, current addresses.

Responsible department

the registration office of your place of residence

The registration authority is

  • the municipality/town administration of your place of residence or
  • the administrative community or the municipality that performs the duties of the registration authority for your municipality of residence.





You must apply for the registration certificate at the competent office. The application is not bound to any particular form. You can therefore submit it in writing (also by fax), electronically, orally or on the record.



Required documents

The registration office may request the following documents:

  • If you submit the application in person: Identity card or passport
  • If you submit the application in writing or electronically: Copy of your identity card or passport


The amount of the fee depends on the local fee statutes.

For social benefits such as health insurance, pension insurance, child benefit, housing benefit, the registration certificate is free of charge.

Processing time

In case of a personal visit, the registration certificate is usually handed over immediately.



Release note

27.01.2023; Innenministerium Baden-Württemberg


Bürger- und Standesamt (Bürgeramt)
Grabenstraße 15
89522 Heidenheim an der Brenz
Fax (0 73 21) 3 23-33 32