Legal notice

© Copyright of the State of Baden-Württemberg shall apply to all information pages, including all contents, processes and forms, unless this concerns communal extensions/variants. All rights reserved. Reproduction, also in part or distribution only with the prior consent of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Baden-Württemberg.


The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Baden-Württemberg co-ordinates the provision of the contents and the technology of the service-bw portal. The professional responsibility for the contents is assumed by the ministries of the State or the other specialist bodies, such as chambers, federal authorities and communes.  The contents are being developed and checked with the greatest possible care. However, no guarantee concerning the up-to-dateness, correctness or completeness, as well as the constant availability of the provided information can be provided.

The service descriptions in service-bw explain the general rules of the respective administration service. In particular, this concerns the requirements and the necessary documents. The legally binding interpretation of the legal regulations, as well as the respective discretion of the competent body shall be decisive for the respective individual case.

The State of Baden-Württemberg hereby excludes all liability for tangible or intangible losses which are incurred as a result of the use or non-use of the provided information, processes or forms or due to defective or incomplete information.  This shall not apply to losses which are caused due to intentional or grossly negligent behaviour. Reference is hereby made to § 839 of the German Civil Code (BGB).

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the State of Baden-Württemberg reserves the right to alter, add to or delete parts of the pages or the entire service of service-bw without prior notification or to suspend the publication either temporarily or permanently.

Use of personal data

When requesting content from this Internet service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs saves access data for the purpose of statistical evaluation. This includes data concerning the page from which the file was requested, the name of the requested file, the time and duration of the request, the transferred data quantity and the access status (for example transfer file, file not found).  We will not forward the said saved data on to third parties under any circumstances.

Service-bw offers various services which require the entry of personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, addresses). We wish to expressly point out that the user provides such data on a voluntary basis.

In this respect please also keep in mind our data protection declaration.

External links

The Ministry of Internal Affairs assumes no responsibility for the contents and availability of third party websites which are accessed via external links from this information service.

The editorial team of service-bw reserves the right to remove links or not to include new links, should the linked websites not fulfil the following criteria:

  • The website may not contain any criminal or unlawful content.
  • The website is operated by a natural or legal person (for example not-for-profit association) or a company authorised by the State authorities (for example ÖbV, vehicle inspection bodies) which do not pursue any commercial purposes in connection with the website. Websites will be classed as commercial if these pursue a profit making objective in accordance with the commercial sector.
  • The website must create a relationship with Baden-Württemberg. The population in Baden-Württemberg must be able to derive a benefit from the information on the website.

However should links be retrievable in an individual case which do not correspond to these criteria, the Ministry of Internal Affairs hereby expressly distances itself form all contents which may be relevant under criminal or civil liability laws or which breach standards of public decency.