Demarcation craft/industry/trade/services

Service Description

The delimitation of your company's affiliation to the Chamber of Crafts (HWK) or the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) is sometimes a complex issue.
The question of delimitation to the craft sector arises not only for start-ups, but also for companies that operate on the borderline between craft and industry. In essence, the question is whether a craft qualification is required for the independent pursuit of an activity.
You can obtain advice on this from the Chamber of Crafts and/or the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
By law, those tradesmen who do not belong to the Chamber of Crafts belong to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. In practice, however, many companies belong to both chambers because they carry out both non-handicraft and handicraft or handicraft-like activities. These so-called mixed businesses belong with their respective part of the business to the IHK or the HWK.
In cases of doubt, the chamber affiliation is clarified by mutual agreement between the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Chamber of Crafts.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Erfurt

Arnstädter Str. 34
99096 Erfurt

Postal address
Post office box 90 01 55
99104 Erfurt
0361 3484-0
0361 3485-950
Opening times

Monday - Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
Friday 8 am - 3 pm

Transport connection
Parking spaces
Parking Place
Parkhaus "Am Stadion"
Fees: yes
Building access

Further Authorities

Handwerkskammer Erfurt - Handwerksrolle
Fischmarkt 13
99084 Erfurt
+49 361 6707-2211
Remark: Responsibility: independent city of Erfurt, independent city of Weimar, district of Weimarer Land, district of Gotha, district of Sömmerda
+49 361 6707-2210
Remark: Responsibility: Eichsfeldkreis, Kyffhäuserkreis, Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Kreis Nordhausen, Kreis Sömmerda, Ilmkreis
+49 361 6707-9466