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Registration municipal office

You are legally required to register your place of resident in Cologne. You can do this in every municipal office (Kundenzentrum) of every district, hence in entire Köln regardless in which district you live. You can go there directly without having an appointment for registering. However, this implies long waiting times often. Another possibility is making an appointment beforehand, this is possible by means of internet. If you do this you´ll not have any waiting time.
You have to take the completed form, your identity card and a completed and signed form called "Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung" of your landlord or his representatives with you. If you want to register you and your family you have to take your marriage certificate and the birth certificates of your children with you. If you want to register someone moving in the flat together with you, you need a letter of attorney and the identity card of him.
It is advisable to be there 10 minutes in advance as you may need some time to find the respective office. When registering at the municipal office, you have to register for your personal identification number and the electronic income tax card ELStAM, as well.


  • Kundenzentrum Innenstadt
    Laurenzplatz 1, 50667 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Rodenkirchen
    Kundenzentrum: Hauptstraße 85, 50996 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Lindenthal
    Kundenzentrum: Aachener Straße 220, 50931 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Ehrenfeld
    Kundenzentrum: Venloer Straße 419-421, 50825 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Nippes
    Kundenzentrum: Neusser Straße 450, 50733 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Chorweiler
    Kundenzentrum: Athener Ring 5, 50765 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Porz
    Kundenzentrum: Friedrich-Ebert-Ufer 64-70, 51143 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Kalk
    Kundenzentrum: Kalker Hauptstraße 247-273, 51103 Köln
  • Bezirksrathaus Mülheim
    Kundenzentrum: Wiener Platz 2a, 51065 Köln

opening hours Kundenzentren:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Donnerstag, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.