# Excerpts from registers
Do you want everything spelled out in black and white? Do you want to see information on a map? Then you are in the right place. Most registers fulfil a role of publishing information, documenting, exercising supervision or providing protection. Here you will find contacts and information related to obtaining information and excerpts from registers.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
Under certain conditions, you can view the debtors' register online in the Joint Enforcement Portal of the Federal States.
If you need to prove whether you have a criminal record or not, you can apply for the simple certificate of good conduct, the extended certificate of good conduct or the certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority.
When you start a business activity, you will be given a business identification number (W-IdNr.).
If you need information on specific companies, you can search for them in the Joint Register Portal of the federal states or in the Business Register itself and inspect the entries and documents submitted.