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.

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Admission as a 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...

Allow animals breeding, keeping and trade

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.

Allow brokerage activities

Do you want to broker real estate or loan agreements on a commercial basis? You need an official permit for this. This also applies if you want to manage residential real estate...

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...

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...

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 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...

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

You may wish to take up the independent operation of an unlicensed craft or craft-like trade as a standing trade. In this case, you must immediately notify the Chamber of Crafts...

Apply for permission for financial service provider

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

Apply for permission to care for children

If you wish to care for one or more children outside the household of the legal guardian on a regular basis and for a fee, you usually need permission to do so. You can apply...

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 work as an insurance intermediary

If you would like to work as a self-employed insurance broker, you need a permit from your local Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK).

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

Carpool - Display

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

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 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 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 Crafts

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

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 information on this 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.

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...

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...

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 architects - notification of professional practice under supervision

As a graduate in the field of architecture, you must complete the professional practical activity under the supervision of a member of the profession in the field of...

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.

Child day care

In Thuringia, instead of or in addition to education, upbringing and care in a daycare facility, a child, especially under the age of two, can be placed in daycare. The parents'...

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

If your commercial enterprise requires business operations that are set up in a commercial manner in terms of type and scope (indications are, for example, a more extensive,...

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,...

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...

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 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...

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

Farm number Allocation

As an employer, you must register your employees for social insurance. To do this, you need a company number.

Financial investment intermediary permit application

If you wish to become a self-employed financial investment broker, you must apply for a permit.

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 advertisement

As a financial investment broker and advisor, you need a permit in Germany. If you wish to act as a financial investment intermediary on a self-employed basis only on a...

Forest products: Commercial collection - permission

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

Forestry Association Recognition

Association of recognized forest management groups or similar associations for the purpose of adapting forestry production to market requirements.

Forestry community recognition

Association of landowners for the joint management of their forest areas in a forestry cooperative (FBG)

Foundation recognition

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

Game for sale: Show commercial keeping

Anyone wishing to keep game in a commercial manner must notify the competent authority four weeks before commencing the activity.

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...

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.

Hazardous waste Apply for a permit for waste management activities

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

Heilpraktiker/ Heilpraktikerin - Permission

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

Hiking camp display

Any person who wishes to hold a traveling camp for the distribution of goods, which is to be advertised by public notice, must give notice thereof.

Insemination stations and embryo collection units Permission

You can obtain a permit to operate an insemination station or embryo collection or production unit if you meet certain recognition requirements for this purpose.

Insolvency notices: Information on insolvency proceedings

You can obtain information about any insolvency proceedings online.

Insurance consultant - permission

If you wish to work as an insurance advisor, you must apply for permission from the relevant Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Interpreters and translators - General swearing-in as an interpreter and authorization as a translator residing in Thuringia

As a translator (written translation) or interpreter (oral translation), you can be generally authorized or sworn in for language translation for judicial, prosecutorial and...

Interpreters and translators - General swearing-in as an interpreter and authorization as a translator residing outside Thuringia (EC Services Directive)

Here you will find information on the general sworn appointment as an interpreter and authorization as a translator residing outside Thuringia.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Pawnbroking business permit application

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

Permit for real estate loan broker issuance

You need a permit to act as a real estate loan broker if you commercially offer real estate consumer loans within the meaning of Section 491 (3) of the German Civil Code or ...

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 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.

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...

Prostitution activity registration extend

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

Prostitution business Apply for permission to operate

If you want to run a prostitution business, then you must apply for permission to do so beforehand.

Re-register business

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

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...

Recognition of producer organizations, their associations and interbranch organizations

If you are a producer of agricultural products and want to join forces and take advantage of explicit funding opportunities, recognition as an agricultural organization is a...

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 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.

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 prostitution activity for the first time

If you are engaged in prostitution in Germany, then you must register with the responsible office. You can find out more about 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...

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.

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.

Request liquor license

You would like to serve alcoholic beverages commercially? You will need a liquor license for this. You can find out more here.

Requesting information from the central business register

If you want to carry out a trade and need proof of your personal reliability for this, you can apply for information from the central trade register.

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...

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 notify the home supervisory authority (in addition to registering your business).

Road freight transport Apply for a permit for commercial transport

If you transport goods commercially with motor vehicles whose permissible total weight (including trailers) exceeds 3.5 tons, you must apply for a permit from the locally...

Savings bank: establishment - permission

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

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...

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...

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...

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.

official recognition of an experimental facility for plant protection products

Non-official testing facilities operated or established by a private or public entity may be officially recognized upon application.

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