Dogs: Commercial keeping - Permission

Service Description

If you want to keep dogs commercially, you need a permit from the competent authority.


  • The person responsible for the activity must have the professional knowledge and skills required for the activity on the basis of their training or their previous professional or other dealings with animals. Proof of this must be provided on request in a technical interview with the competent authority.
  • The person responsible for the activity must have the necessary reliability.
  • The rooms and facilities used for the activity must allow the animals to be fed, cared for and housed in accordance with the legal requirements.

The permit may be granted subject to time limits, conditions and requirements, insofar as this is necessary for the protection of the animals.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Notification of dog ownership (regulatory reporting requirements for dog owners), permit procedures for keeping dangerous dogs, notification of nuisance/danger/harm to people, animals or property caused by dogs.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Gefahrenabwehr

Visiting address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7830
0361 655-7777
Opening times
Monday 09:00 - 12:30 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
Transport connection
52, 61, 155, 234/235


1, 3, 4, 5, 6

9, 51, 60


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Hazard prevention: dog ownership notification