Special opening times and authorisations

Whether you are seeking special opening hours for a street festival or organising an event for a company anniversary, your top focus is your customer’s experience. But what authorisations do you need for such events, where do you get them, and when do you need to have them? Here you will find services and information concerning special opening times and authorisations.

Services:

Air transport - requesting permission for an air event

You would like to hold an event at your airfield where aircraft are displayed in flight or compete against each other in a competition? Then you need a permit which you must apply for at the responsible office.

Apply for exemption from Sunday and holiday driving ban

Exceptions to the ban on truck driving on Sundays and statutory holidays are possible under certain circumstances. You must apply for these at the responsible office.

Applying for a special use permit for roads

If you want to sell goods or set up an information stand on the street, for example, this is a special use of the street. You must apply for a permit for this.

Catering business, amusement arcade curfew - special permit

You must apply to the relevant authority for a reduction in the closure period for your business.

Closing time - arcades

In Thuringia, the following closing times apply to gaming arcades from 1:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and on public holidays in accordance with the Thuringian Public Holiday Act.

Dancing events on Sundays and public holidays - special permission

There are various prohibitions for dance events in the holiday laws of the federal states (which may differ in content): There are restrictions for the time of local church...

Employment on Sundays and public holidays: Exemption permit (unreasonable impairment of competitiveness due to longer operating hours abroad).

If you, as an employer, wish to employ workers on Sundays and public holidays because the competitiveness of your company would be unreasonably impaired if the legally permissibl...

Protection of Sundays and public holidays - exceptions

On Sundays and public holidays, there is a rest period and no activities may be carried out that could disturb the rest of the day. However, if there are important reasons, exceptions may be permitted. You must apply for these.

Pyrotechnics: Burning by permit or certificate holders - notification

If you, as the holder of a permit or certificate of competence, wish to burn pyrotechnic articles in accordance with § 23 of the 1st Explosives Ordinance, you must notify the...

Small fireworks exception permit obtained

You must apply for an exemption permit to burn small fireworks outside of the yearly wassail.

Special use of roads - apply for permission to restrict traffic space

For each measure that claims a restriction and special use of the public traffic space, a permit by the local road traffic authority is required.

Special use of roads - apply for permission within the locality

Do you want to use a road or parts of it in a town for something other than normal traffic?

For this you need a special use permit.

Special use of roads - apply for special permission to offer goods or services on the road

If you would like to offer goods or services on the street, you need a special permit from the road traffic authority upon application (StVO § 33 paragraph 1 number 1 and 2).

Special use of roads - applying for permission outside the village

You can also use public federal and state roads outside the built-up area for other purposes than just traffic.

As a rule, you need a special use permit for this.

Special use of roads - inform about traffic space restrictions

Whenever a traffic space restriction of any kind is imminent, road users and the public must be informed in good time.

Special use of roads - permission to put up posters obtained

If you want to put up posters on public roads, you need a permit.

Stand permit

If you want to operate a stand at a market, then you need a permit from the relevant authority.

Store opening hours

In Thuringia, opening regulations apply to sales outlets in accordance with the state's Shop Opening Act.

Sunday and holiday employment: Exception permit (urgently needed in the public interest).

If you as an employer want to employ workers, but an exception or deviation option is not provided for in the Working Hours Act for your case in question, or if the exceptions or...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exemption permit (for chemical, biological, technical or physical reasons).

If you as an employer want to employ workers on Sundays and public holidays because certain work for chemical, biological, technical or physical reasons requires uninterrupted...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exemption permit (holding of house and order fairs, employment of workers in commercial trade).

If you, as an employer, wish to employ workers in the commercial sector on Sundays and public holidays for the purpose of holding an in-house or order fair, on which special...

Sunday and holiday employment: Exemption permit (prevention of disproportionate harm in special circumstances).

If you as an employer want to employ workers on Sundays and public holidays because special circumstances require this to prevent disproportionate harm, you need an exemption...

Sunday employment: Exemption permit (carrying out the inventory required by law).

If you as an employer want to employ workers on one Sunday per calendar year because you want to carry out the legally required inventory, you need an exemption permit.

Sundays open for sale

Sales outlets in Thuringia are generally closed on Sundays and public holidays. Exceptions apply to sales on up to four Sundays and public holidays per year. The specific dates...

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