Moving to Lucerne, leaving, changing address

Moving to Lucerne, leaving, changing address

You have decided to live in the City of Lucerne? You are moving home within the city or are intending to leave it?
In any of these three cases, you should notify the Residents' Register Office of your intentions within 14 days at the office counter in person or using the online form. Changing your place of residence (i.e. moving apartment) within the same apartment building also requires notification to the Register Office.

Third-party duty of notification for landlords

Landlords are obliged to notify the Register Office of the arrival, departure and changes of address of their tenants and sub-tenants.

Residents' Register Office

First point of contact for enquiries from residents regarding matters of registration.
Moving to / leaving Lucerne, changing address, confirmation of place of residence, issue of interim/definitive certificate of residence, address information, changing a temporary residency into a permanent place of residence, certificate of good conduct, life and civil status certificate, registration of dogs.
Schedule of fees and charges (PDF)

Swiss Federal Railway 1-day travelpasses

The travelpasses issued by the municipality are available from: Oeko-Forum, Bourbaki Panorama, Löwenplatz 11, 6004 Lucerne.


Information, help with completing tax return forms, tax certificates, etc.:
Hirschengraben 17, 6003 Lucerne.


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