Registration requirements

From fishing to firing ranges to dentistry, certain businesses are required to be registered. This is the right place if you are interested in registering your professional activity or you are looking for information about doing so.

Services:

Amusement arcades

For the operation of gambling halls, a permit from the competent authority must be applied for in advance.

Animal by-products: Commercial handling (rendering) - Permit

If you wish to commercially dispose of, collect or transport animal carcasses or other waste of animal origin, then you must notify the competent authority of your activity before it begins.

Apply for a liquor license

Would you like to serve alcoholic beverages commercially? Then you need a liquor license. You can find out more here.

Apply for an electronic health professional card (eHBA) as a person in a health profession.

If you want to access the telematics infrastructure (TI) in healthcare, you need an electronic health professional card (eHBA) as a person in a healthcare profession.

Apply for exemption from the obligation to obtain a license as an insurance intermediary

If you only broker insurance as a supplement to the goods or services supplied as part of your main activity, you can apply for an exemption from the obligation to obtain a license as an insurance broker.

Apply for exemptions from prohibitions in travel trade

  • If you want to carry out an activity that is not allowed in the travel trade, you can apply for an exemption permit under certain conditions

Apply for permission to establish a stock exchange

To establish a stock exchange, you need a permit from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Apply for permission to provide financial services

If you want to offer financial services, you need a permit to do so.

Apply for zoo permit

If you want to run a zoo, you need permission from the relevant conservation authority.

Approval of establishments and premises for intra-Community trade in accordance with the Ordinance on the Protection of Animals with regard to the internal market

For commercial trade and transport of animals or their products within the EU, your business needs an official permit.

Broadcasting operation - approval

As a private broadcaster, you need a license under state law. For broadcasts that are are organized and broadcast in the local area of a public event and in temporal connectio...

Business or freelance activity: delimitation

Anyone who is self-employed either operates a trade or belongs to the liberal professions. "The liberal professions generally have as their object, on the basis of special...

Capital management company Apply for permission to conduct business

If you want to manage investment assets as a capital management company with its registered office and head office in Germany, you need written permission or you have to register.

Chamber of Crafts

Here you will find information about the tasks of the Chamber of Crafts.

Company number for social security notifications assigned on request

As an employer, you must register your employees who are subject to social insurance contributions. You will need a company number for this.

Conciliation Board for Competition Disputes

Conciliation boards have been set up at the chambers of industry and commerce for the settlement of disputes under competition law

Consulting according to the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act

Section 46 of the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act assigns the chambers of industry and commerce the task of providing information and advice on ways to avoid, recycle...

Displaying the provision of cross-border services in the craft sector subject to licensing for the first time

If you are a craftsman or craftswoman from the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland and wish to temporarily provide craft services requiring a license in Germany without having a branch here, you must report this.

Egg packing station - apply for approval

You may only operate an egg packing station if it has been approved by the competent authority under market law and has been issued a packing station identification number.

Farm animal husbandry - Display

You must notify the competent authority of the keeping of farm animals. This concerns the following types of animals: Cattle Pigs Sheep Goats Equidae Chickens Ducks ...

Games with the possibility of winning - certificate of no objection

If you want to organize commercial games with the possibility of winning (e.g. games of skill), you need a permit from the responsible authority. To obtain this permit, you must...

Heilpraktiker/ Heilpraktikerin - Permission

If you want to work as a non-medical practitioner, you need the permission of the competent authority.

Issuance of permits for bookmakers and betting offices under the Racing Betting and Lotteries Act

If you want to place or broker bets on public horse races on a commercial basis as a bookmaker, you need a permit.

Land leases, display

If you have entered into a land lease agreement or wish to notify a change to it, this must be notified to the competent authority within one month by the lessor.

Low-threshold care and respite services - funding

Public funding for recognized low-threshold care and respite services is possible subject to budget availability. However, there is no legal entitlement. For recognized care and...

Notification of facilities for the storage and filling of liquid manure, slurry, solid manure or silage leachate

If you want to build or significantly change a facility for storing and filling liquid manure, slurry, solid manure or silage leachate, you may have to notify the competent authority.

Obtain proof of successful participation in training for the security industry

You must provide proof of training in the security industry if you are employed and take on security tasks in the security industry on your own responsibility.

Portable shooting range Apply for permission to operate

You need a permit to operate a portable shooting range.

Private equity company - recognition

If you want to operate a business investment company, then you need the recognition of the competent authority for this.

Recognition of a forestry association

Association of recognised forestry associations or similar groupings for the purpose of adapting forestry production to market requirements

Register hatcheries, breeding and propagation farms and issue identification number.

If you want to operate a hatchery or a breeding and multiplying farm, then you must register with the competent body.

Residential and care services

Age-appropriate housing are designed to meet the needs of older people and enable them to lead a life without obstacles. This is achieved through barrier-free access to the...

Savings bank: establishment - permission

If you want to establish a savings bank, then you need permission from the relevant authority.

Show arms manufacture and/or arms trade

If you manufacture weapons commercially and/or trade in weapons, you must report the commencement or cessation of operations.

Show change in the provision of cross-border services in the craft sector subject to authorization

After you have already notified the cross-border provision of skilled trade services subject to authorization, you must also notify any significant changes before the changed provision of services.

Show travel business card free activity

Only a few activities that do not require a travel authorization card must be reported. Before starting an activity that is not subject to a travel authorization card, please check whether you may have to report it to the responsible office.

Weapons manufacturing and / or arms trade show branch

If you open or close the operation of a branch or dependent branch for the commercial manufacture and/or trade of weapons, you must report this.

Wine - Grape harvest and wine production report

If you or your company have harvested grapes for wine production, you must report the harvest quantity to the competent authority.

Wine - Register of suppliers for the production of wine for the sale, use and utilization of products made from third-party products

If you have taken delivery of grapes, mash, grape must, partially fermented grape must or young wine, you are obliged to specify the supplier companies and the products taken delivery of in the form of the list of suppliers.

Activities with pathogens - apply for a permit

If you want to bring pathogens to Germany, export them, store them, hand them over or work with them, you need a permit from the competent authority in accordance with the Infection Protection Act.

Activities with pathogens - Display changes

If you carry out activities involving pathogens, you must notify the competent authority immediately of any changes that occur. You can find more information here.

Animals: permit for commercial breeding, keeping, trade and other activities

For many activities in the commercial handling of animals you need a permit from the competent authority. You can find out more about this here.

Application for EU food establishment approval under food law

Under EU food legislation, certain establishments placing food of animal origin on the market require approval. These include, for example, slaughterhouses and establishments tha...

Apply for a child day care permit

If you would like to look after a child or several children outside the household of the legal guardian on a regular basis and for a fee, you generally need permission to do so. You can apply for this from the relevant youth welfare office.

Apply for a license as a fee-based financial investment advisor

If you wish to work commercially as an independent Honora financial investment advisor, you will need a license.

Apply for a license as a financial investment broker

If you want to work as a self-employed financial investment broker, you need a license.

Apply for a license as an insurance intermediary

If you want to work as a self-employed insurance intermediary (insurance broker or insurance agent), you need a license.

Apply for a license to act as a real estate loan broker

If you want to broker real estate loans or corresponding financial assistance for a fee on a commercial basis or provide advice on this, you need a license to do so.

Apply for admission of the patent attorney company

If you wish to establish a patent attorney company in the legal form of a GmbH, you must apply for admission as a patent attorney company.Note: In addition to the GmbH, partner...

Apply for calibration

You would like that individual measuring devices or random samples of measuring devices be calibrated? Then you must submit a corresponding calibration application to the competent authority authority. Further details here.

Apply for calibration of cabs and rental cars

If you use the taximeter of your cab or the odometer in your meter in your rental car you want to you must submit a corresponding calibration application to the competent authority authority. Further details here

Apply for commercial permit according to explosives law

If your business activity requires the handling of explosive substances, you need a permit from the relevant authority.

Apply for confirmation of the installation site for play equipment

If you have found a new installation site as an operator of gaming machines, you will need a confirmation for the installation site for the installation of gaming machines with winning opportunities

Apply for driving school permit / branch permit

If you want to operate a driving school, you need a driving school permit.

If you are the owner of a driving school and operate branches of your driving school, you need a branch permit.

Apply for entry in the register of crafts that are exempt from licensing or in the register of trades similar to crafts

If you wish to exercise an unlicensed trade or a trade similar to a trade on a self-employed basis, you must notify your Chamber of Crafts of the start of the commercial activity.

Apply for inclusion in the hospital plan of a federal state

Your hospital will receive a license if it is included in the hospital plan of the respective state. You can apply for admission to the relevant authority.

Apply for permission to practice medicine in the field of psychotherapy

If you wish to practise medicine in the field of psychotherapy, you must apply for a license to do so.

Apply for permission to work as an insurance advisor

If you want to work as a self-employed insurance advisor, you need a license to do so.

Apply for registration in the medical register

If you wish to work as an SHI-accredited physician or psychotherapist in outpatient care, you must register in the physician register.

Apply for registration in the professional register for tax advisors and tax consultants

If you want to work as a tax consultant without restrictions, you must meet certain requirements. This includes registration in the professional register for tax consultants.

Apply for registration of a tax consulting company in the Professional Register of Tax Consultants

If you want to provide unrestricted tax consulting services, you must meet certain requirements. This includes the registration of your tax consulting company in the professional register for tax consultants.

Apply for travel business card

If you want to sell or offer goods or services commercially outside your business without being asked by a customer, or if you want to carry out entertainment activities as a showman, you must apply for a travel trade card.

Apply for travel business card extension

You need a travel trade card for a travel trade. You can have a temporary travel trade card extended by the competent authority.

Apply for travel trade card change or addition

You need a travel trade card for a travel trade. You can change or extend the activities listed in the travel trade card at the competent authority.

Applying for an operating license for a hospital pharmacy

An operating license is required to operate a hospital pharmacy.

Applying for an operating license for a pharmacy

If you want to open or take over a pharmacy, you must submit a written application for an operating license.

Applying for re-authorization of a trade after prohibition

Have you been banned from exercising your trade due to unreliability? Then, as a rule, you can apply for the re-authorization of your commercial activity under certain conditions after one year.

Auctioneer business permit application

If you wish to auction off movable property, land or rights belonging to third parties on a commercial basis, you need a permit.

Become a district chimney sweep

Would you like to be authorized as a district chimney sweep? You must be appointed by the competent authority. You can find out more here.

Business registration limited liability company

If you wish to operate a limited liability company (GmbH), you as the managing director authorized to represent the company must notify the competent trade office of the...

Carpool - Display

If you want to operate a ridesharing agency, you must notify the competent authority as a "standing trade".

Catering trade, apply for a permit for a special occasion

Would you like to offer catering with alcohol on tap as part of a temporary event (e.g. funfair, town festival, shooting festival) or for another temporary occasion (e.g. canteens)? Then you need a temporary permit (authorization).

Certification of a company according to § 6 Chemicals Climate Protection Ordinance

Companies that perform installation, maintenance, repair or decommissioning for third parties on equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) require company certification in accordance with Section 6 (1) of the Chemicals Climate Protection Ordinance (ChemKlimaschutzV).

Certification service provider - indication of operation

Certification service providers issue qualified certificates and are registered with the responsible body. They can be found on the website of the Federal Network Agency.

Chamber of Architects - Notification of professional practice under supervision

As a graduate in architecture, you must complete your practical work under the supervision of a professional in the field of architecture or the Thuringian Chamber of Architects....

Chamber of architects - registration in the list of interested parties as a candidate for membership

As a student of architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture or urban planning, you can be entered on the list of prospective members of the Chamber of Architects...

Chamber of architects - registration in the register of voluntary members (graduates)

Anyone who, after successfully completing a course of study in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture or urban planning, carries out a practical professional...

Chamber of architects - registration in the register of voluntary members (retirees)

If you no longer practice as an architect, interior architect, landscape architect or urban planner and you do not wish to be registered in the list of architects or urban...

Chamber of architects - right to use protected professional titles by foreign service providers

As an out-of-town service provider, you can be registered in the special directory for out-of-town service providers of the Chamber of Architects Thruringia.

Chamber of architects apply for registration of a corporation

Here you will find information on registration as a corporation in the register of corporations at the Chamber of Architects of Thuringia.

Chamber of Architects Apply for registration of a partnership

Here you will find information on registering as a partner company in the register of companies at the Chamber of Architects of Thuringia.

Chamber of Engineers - application for entry in the register of foreign companies (§ 15 ThürAIKG)

A foreign company wishing to establish itself in Thuringia for the temporary or occasional provision of services, in the sense of performing the professional duties of an engineer or consulting engineer, must notify the competent body in advance.

Chamber of Engineers - registration in the external register of the Chamber of Engineers of Thuringia (§ 14 ThürAIKG, § 64 ThürBO)

As an external service provider, you will find information here on how to register in the external directory of the Thuringian Chamber of Engineers.

Chamber of Engineers - registration in the list of consulting engineers

If you wish to use the protected professional title "Consulting Engineer", you must be registered with the Chamber of Engineers. You can apply for this, provided that you meet the applicable requirements.

Chamber of Engineers - registration in the register of companies with consulting engineers (§ 9, § 10 ThürAIKG)

The Chamber of Engineers of Thuringia, as a public corporation, has been assigned, among other things, the task of keeping a register of companies with consulting engineers,...

Chamber of Engineers - Registration Voluntary membership

As a newcomer to the profession, you can apply for voluntary membership of the Chamber of Engineers. You can find more information here.

Chamber of Engineers - Suspension of membership/registration

Pursuant to Section 13, Paragraph 6, Sentence 1 of the ThürAIKG, chamber members are allowed a temporary suspension of membership.

Chimney sweep

Owners are obliged to sweep and inspect their installations subject to sweeping and inspection in due time and to have the measurements prescribed by the "Ordinance on Small and...

Commercial and private properties: Mediation - Permission

Anyone who brokers the conclusion of contracts for real property, rights equivalent to real property, commercial premises, residential premises or loans, or provides evidence of...

Commercial register - register

Under certain conditions, you must register your company in the Commercial Register.

Craft: Apply for authorization to practice another craft subject to licensing in accordance with § 7a HwO (German Trade Regulation Act)

Are you registered in the register of skilled crafts with a craft that is subject to approval and would like to practice another craft? Then you can apply for a license to practice another craft under certain conditions.

Debtor and consumer insolvency counseling center - recognition

If you want to counsel debtors in the context of consumer insolvency proceedings, you need state recognition.

Display activities with pathogens

Do you have a permit to work with pathogens and now want to take up this activity for the first time? Then you must notify the competent authority of the activity. You can find more information here.

Display of persons - permission

For the commercial display of persons you need the permission of the competent authority.

Display waste from waste management activities

If you wish to collect or transport or trade in non-hazardous waste, you must notify the competent authority of the activity.

Driving instructor training centers - apply for recognition

If you want to train or have trained persons who want to become driving instructors (driving instructor candidates), you need the official recognition of your company as a driving instructor training center.

Electronic signatures: Certification authority - Display

When you start operating a certification service, you must notify the competent authority. At the same time, you must submit a detailed security concept to the authority in...

Energy supply: Operation of energy supply networks - approval

The operation of a power supply network must be approved by the competent authority.

Entry in the joint lists for authorized persons for proof of structural engineering proofs of AKT and IKT according to § 65 ThürBO from March 13, 2014

If you would like to work as an authorized inspector for structural engineering verifications , you must register in the respective list of authorized inspectors. You can find out more about this here.

Establishment of a cooperative - registration in the register of cooperatives

You must apply for registration of a cooperative in the register of cooperatives at the competent office.

Fitness to drive - have courses for the restoration of fitness to drive recognized

If you want to conduct courses to restore the driving fitness of drivers who have committed alcohol or drug-related offences, you need to be recognized by the authority responsible under state law.

Fixed shooting range Apply for permission to operate

If you want to operate a fixed shooting range, then you need a permit.

Foreign financial investment intermediaries and financial investment advisors activity show

If you wish to work temporarily as a foreign financial investment intermediary and advisor in Germany, you must notify the competent authority.

Forest products: Commercial collection - permission

For the commercial collection of mushrooms, berries and herbs, you need a permit from the respective forest owner.

Foundation recognition

If you want to establish a foundation, then you need the recognition of the competent authority.

General swearing-in as an interpreter, sign language interpreter and authorization as a translator residing outside Thuringia

Here you will find information on general swearing-in as an interpreter, sign language interpreter and authorization as a translator residing outside Thuringia.

General swearing-in as interpreter, sign language interpreter and authorization as translator with residence in Thuringia

Here you will find information on general swearing-in as an interpreter, sign language interpreter and authorization as a translator resident in Thuringia.

Have low-threshold offers in the care sector recognized

If you want to offer low-threshold care services for people in need of care, you must first have them recognized.

Have trial facility for plant protection products officially recognized

If you wish to have a non-official testing facility operated or established by a private or public entity officially recognized, you may do so by application.

Hiking camp display

If you wish to hold a traveling camp for the distribution of goods or services that is to be advertised by public notice, you must give notice.

Insolvency notices: Information on insolvency proceedings

You can obtain information about any insolvency proceedings online.

List of general sworn interpreters Registration of interpreters and translators from other EU/EEA countries

If you wish to exercise the profession of generally sworn interpreter or authorized translator If you wish to exercise your profession temporarily and occasionally, you can apply to be entered in the register of sworn interpreters and authorized translators.

Livestock trade (commercial) - Display

If you want to trade in livestock commercially or transport livestock commercially or as part of animal production based on the division of labor, or operate a collection center,...

Notification for activities with biological agents (biosubstances) according to § 16 Biosubstances Ordinance

If you start working with certain biosubstances for the first time, you must notify the competent body.

Notification of activity as a midwife Acceptance

If you wish to work independently as a midwife or maternity nurse or participate in partnerships, you must notify the lower health authority (public health department) of the commencement and termination of this activity.

Notification of self-employed activity in a medical profession Acceptance

If you wish to practise a healthcare profession independently or employ members of this profession, you must notify the lower health authority (public health department) of the commencement and termination of this activity.

Notifications for the performance of demolition and renovation work with asbestos or materials containing asbestos on or in existing plants, buildings or vehicles (Annex I No. 2.4.2 Ordinance on Hazardous Substances)

According to Annex I No. 2.4.2 of the Ordinance on Hazardous Substances, demolition and renovation work on or in existing plants, buildings or vehicles containing weakly bound...

Obtain a permit for waste management activities

If you wish to collect or transport hazardous waste or trade in hazardous waste, you must apply for a permit for this activity from the competent authority.

Organic farming: private inspection body - approval

You would like to operate a private inspection body for organic farming that monitors and verifies compliance with the EC Organic Regulation directly on site at farms and...

Pawnbroking business permit application

If you wish to operate commercially as a pawnbroker or pawnbroker's agent, you need a permit.

Pest control professionally: notification to start activities for the first time or after an interruption of more than one year.

If you carry out pest control professionally, you must report this activity to the competent authority.

Piercing/Tattoo: Operation of a studio

Piercing/tattoo studios belong to the "standing trade" according to the trade regulations. You must register the operation of such a studio with the relevant trade authority.

Portable firing range - indicate commencement or termination of operation

If you start or stop operating a portable shooting range, you must notify us in advance.

Private hospital apply for concession

If you want to open a private hospital, a private maternity hospital or a private mental hospital, you will need a permit under trade law, a so-called license. You must apply for this.

Prostitution activity registration extend

If your registration certificate for working as a prostitute or prostitute expires, then you need to renew their certificate.

Re-register business

If you wish to re-register your business, you must notify the relevant authorities.

Recognition of a forestry association and granting of legal capacity as an economic association

Association of landowners for the joint management of their forest areas in a forest management association (FBG).

Recognition of producer groups of agricultural quality products

Regionally produced and high-quality food is becoming increasingly popular. As a producer association for agricultural quality products, they are not only able to meet this increasing demand, but also receive a wide range of funding opportunities as a result.

Register business

If you want to operate a business, then you must notify the relevant authority. You can find out more about this here.

Register of craftsmen: registration of small businessmen

Registration in the register of skilled crafts is not required for certain activities. You can find information on this here.

Register tax consulting for temporary and occasional assistance

If you are professionally established in a member state of the EU or Switzerland and are authorized there to provide assistance in tax matters on a business basis, then you may provide tax advice in Germany on a temporary and occasional basis if you register this in advance.

Registering a company or self-employed activity for tax purposes

If you set up a company, acquire an interest in a company or become self-employed, you must inform the tax office.

Registering prostitution activities for the first time

If you engage in prostitution in Germany, you must register with the competent authority. You can find out more here.

Registration of postal services not subject to licensing (inclusion, modification and termination)

If your company provides postal services without requiring a license, you must notify the Federal Network Agency of the start, change and termination of operations.

Report repair carried out

If you have carried out a repair as a repairer, you must inform the competent authority immediately. You can find out more here.

Reporting changes in the professional register for tax advisors

If you are registered in the Professional Register of Tax Advisors, you are obliged to report any changes to the relevant Chamber of Tax Advisors.

Requesting information from the Central Trade Register

If you wish to practice a trade and require proof of your personal reliability, you may request information from the Central Trade Register.

Restaurant business, display

You must notify the competent authority of the operation of a restaurant.

Retirement/nursing home: Operation - Display

If you want to operate a retirement/nursing home, you must register this (in addition to the business registration) with the home supervisory authority.

Security guarding - apply for a permit

Anyone who wishes to guard the lives or property of other persons on a professional basis requires permission from the competent authority.

Set up playground equipment

If you want to set up commercial gaming machines with the possibility of winning, you need the permission of the competent authority.

Show blasting

You must notify the responsible office of a blasting with explosive substances.

Show continuation of the provision of cross-border services in the craft sector subject to authorization

If you have already reported the cross-border provision of skilled trade services subject to licensing for the first time, you must notify us before the end of the year if you wish to continue providing these services in the following year without any significant changes.

Show handling of airbag and pretensioner units

The handling of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner units in operation is notifiable

Telecommunications service providers - notification/disclosure requirement

If you commercially operate public telecommunications networks or provide telecommunications services to the public you must immediately notify the Federal Network Agency i...

Trade subject to authorization: Information

In principle, there is freedom of trade in the Federal Republic of Germany. Nevertheless, there are exceptions to this rule.For some trades, special licensing requirements ...

Type approval for playground equipment

Gambling devices with the possibility of winning (money and goods gambling devices) may only be set up commercially if the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt has approved thei...

Vertebrate pest control, applying for a permit for commercial killing or stunning

Do you commercially control vertebrate animals as pests? Then you need an animal welfare permit from the competent authority.

Veterinarian - registering professional practice with state veterinary chamber

You must register your commencement of work as a veterinarian with the relevant authorities.

Veterinary surgeon - temporary exercise of the profession in the context of the provision of services under European law - report

If you are a veterinarian, you are allowed to carry out your activity in Germany as a service provider for the temporary and occasional practice of the profession even without a license or permit. However, you must report this to the competent authority.

Weapons manufacturing permit application

If you want to manufacture, process or repair firearms or ammunition on a commercial basis, you need a firearms manufacturing license.

Weapons trade permit application

If you want to buy and sell firearms or ammunition on a commercial basis, you need a firearms dealer's license.

X-ray equipment: planned commissioning - display

You must notify the responsible office of the commissioning or significant changes to an X-ray facility that does not require a license.

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