Deregister trade

Service Description

If you wish to discontinue the operation of your trade, you are obliged to deregister your trade.

The same applies if you move the headquarters of your business or a branch or dependent branch of your business to a new location and this results in the jurisdiction of a different municipality. First, deregister your trade or business at the previous location. Then re-register it at the new location.

If you change the legal form of your trade or business, a trade deregistration is also required. First, you must deregister your business under the previous legal form. Then, you re-register your business under the new legal form.

If you move the head office of your business or a branch office or a dependent branch of your business to a new location without any change in the jurisdiction within the municipality, a business re-registration is sufficient.

The deregistration must be carried out by the following persons or their authorized representatives:

  • In the case of sole traders, by the trader himself/herself,
  • in the case of corporations (e.g. GmbH, AG) by the legal representative(s).

In the case of partnerships (e.g. OHG, KG, GbR/BGB-Gesellschaft, GmbH & Co. KG), trade deregistrations must be carried out by all partners authorized to manage the business.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Confirmation of trade registration, trade re-registration and trade deregistration

Application or submission of documents, delivery:

  • in person, by fax, mail, e-mail (PDF must be signed), also possible by power of attorney
  • personal delivery, also possible by fax or mail

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Gewerbeangelegenheiten

Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7810
0361 655-7809
Opening times

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Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:30

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