Many people seeking information do not know that a number of data can be obtained from the authorities – without an excessive financial outlay. Often enough the enquiry does not even have to be justified in any detail.
Anybody, for example, can submit an enquiry to the residents’ registration office. The only requirement is that at least three data on the person enquired about are submitted, such as first name, family name and date of birth or first name, family name and last address known. As a rule the authorities charge a fee of between € 6.00 and € 13.00 (no responsibility taken).