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Licences and authorisations

From driving schools to restaurants to weapons dealerships, some business establishments and activities require special authorisations, and some professions can only be practised with such authorisations. Do you need a special licence? Then you are in the right place.

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Activities with pathogens - apply for a permit

If you want to import pathogens into Germany, export them, store them, dispense them or work with them, you need a permit from the competent authority.

Activities with pathogens - Display changes

If you carry out activities involving pathogens, you must notify the competent authority immediately of any changes that occur.

Admission as a patent law firm

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...

Agricultural accident insurance: applying for a certificate of no objection for companies

If your company belongs to an accident insurance institution and contributions to the statutory accident insurance have been paid, you can prove this with a clearance certificate.

Allow eco-account measure to be credited

In the case of projects and planning that lead to impairments of nature and the landscape - such as road construction projects - the polluter is obligated to provide compensation...

Allow publication of asset information sheets

Before you publish an asset information sheet (VIB) in accordance with §§ 2a, b,13 VermAnlG, the publication must be permitted by BaFin.

Application for type approval for devices containing radioactive substances and installations for the generation of ionising radiation

If you wish to manufacture devices containing radioactive substances or installations for the generation of ionising radiation which may be operated without a licence or notification, you may apply for a type approval.

Apply for a bookmaker's license

If you want to place or broker bets on public horse races on a commercial basis as a bookmaker, you need a license. The license is issued for the location where the bets are...

Apply for a business legitimation card

If you need proof in another country that you are an entrepreneur in the Federal Republic of Germany, you can have a business legitimation card issued to you.

Apply for a certificate for the distribution of certain funds

As an Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities- Capital Management Company or Alternative Investment Fund Capital Management Company, you can apply for a distribution certificate from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Apply for a change to the itinerant trade card

You can change or extend the activities listed in the travel business card with the competent authority.

Apply for a fireworks permit for storage

For the construction and operation of warehouses in which explosive substances are to be stored or for significant changes to these warehouses, you require a permit in accordance with the Explosives Act.

Apply for a green firearms possession card for a single person

If you as an individual wish to acquire and possess weapons and/or ammunition, you must apply for a permit from the relevant weapons authority.

Apply for a gun license

If you want to carry a firearm in public, you must first apply for a firearms license.

Apply for a hunting permit

Hunting primarily serves to maintain and preserve a healthy and species-appropriate wild animal population. It also aims to protect game and secure and maintain its livelihood. ...

Apply for a licence to operate a capital management company

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

Apply for a license for the wholesale of medicinal products

If you wish to operate a wholesale business with medicinal products, you require a permit from the competent authority. You can find out more here.

Apply for a loan brokerage permit

Would you like to broker real estate or loan agreements on a commercial basis? For this you need an official permit. This also applies if you want to manage residential real estate on a commercial basis or prepare and carry out construction projects.

apply for a maritime surveillance licence

You must apply for approval from the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) whenever you wish to offer armed services with the aim of countering piracy on seagoing...

Apply for a partial building permit for the modification of a plant

With the partial building permit, you can start construction work to change construction phases before the building permit. To do this, submit an application for a partial building permit to the responsible lower building supervisory authority.

Apply for a permit for a zoo

If you want to run a zoo, you'll need permission from the conservation authority. In addition to the construction and operation of a zoo, the expansion and significant changes are also subject to approval.

Apply for a permit for an insurance company

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 a permit for fee-based financial investment advisors

You need a trade permit for your work as a fee-based financial investment advisor if you advise on transactions with certain financial instruments and your recommendation is...

Apply for a permit from a real estate loan intermediary

You need a permit to work as a real estate loan broker if you are a professional Real estate consumer loans within the meaning of § 491 paragraph 3 of the Civil Code or want...

Apply for a permit to breed, keep and trade animals

For many activities involving the commercial handling of animals, you require a permit from the competent authority.

Apply for a permit to carry mail commercially

If you want to carry letters commercially, you must apply for a permit to do so. You always need a licence for the commercial transport of letters if you collect, forward or...

Apply for a preliminary decision

Would you like to know whether individual questions of your project are permissible and have not yet submitted a building application? Then you can make a preliminary building request.

Apply for a preliminary decision on a plant requiring a permit

If you apply for a preliminary decision on a plant requiring a permit, the competent authority may grant this under certain conditions.

Apply for a re-authorisation of a trade after prohibition

Have you been prohibited from practising your business because of unreliability? Then you can usually apply for the re-approval of your commercial activity after 1 year under certain conditions.

Apply for a real trade license

It is not possible to apply for a new real estate business license. An existing license can be extended upon application.

Apply for a red firearms possession card for firearms or ammunition experts

If you wish to acquire and possess weapons and/or ammunition in order to test, inspect or examine them, you must apply for a permit from the competent weapons authority.

Apply for a restaurant permit for special occasions

Would you like to offer gastronomy with alcohol as part of a time-limited event (e.g. fair, city festival, shooting festival) or for another temporary occasion (e.g. baukantinen)? Then you need a temporary permit (permit).

Apply for a right to practice crafts

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

Apply for a shooting permit

If you want to shoot with a firearm that requires or does not require a permit, you must apply for a permit in advance. In particular, hunters when hunting and sport shooters when shooting at approved shooting ranges are exempt.

Apply for a small firearms licence

If you want to carry license-free firearms, such as alarm guns, irritant weapons and signal weapons with approval marks of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), in public, you need a small firearms license.

Apply for a travel trade card

If you want to sell goods outside of your store, you'll need a travel trade card.

Apply for a travel trade card renewal

For a travel business you need a travel trade card. You can have a temporary travel trade card renewed by the competent authority.

Apply for admission as a law firm

You want to run your law firm in the form of a limited liability company (GmbH) or a stock corporation (AG)? In this case, recognition as a law firm requires admission.

Apply for an extension of the partial building permit for the change of use of a plant

You can apply for the extension of your partial building permit for the change of use of facilities. Click here for more information.

Apply for an extension of the partial building permit for the construction of a plant

You can apply for the extension of your partial building permit. Click here for more information.

Apply for an extension of the partial building permit for the modification of a plant

You can apply for the extension of your partial building permit for the modification of installations. Click here for more information.

Apply for an operating permit for a two-storey pharmacy

On request, an operating permit for a secondary pharmacy can be granted.

Apply for appointment as an expert for long-term storage in accordance with the Landfill Ordinance

If you wish to act as an expert or surveyor for long-term storage facilities in accordance with the Landfill Ordinance, you must be designated as such by the competent authority.

Apply for approval as a provider of consumer information services at the Market Transparency Body for Fuels

Do you want to inform consumers about current fuel prices at service stations? Then you can use real-time data from the Market Transparency Unit for Fuels under certain conditions.

Apply for approval as an independent school

The independent schools are run as substitute or supplementary schools. They are subject to state school supervision.The independent institutions are responsible for the design o...

Apply for approval for the operation of an X-ray facility or the significant modification of the facility for materials testing

If you operate an X-ray system in technical radiography for coarse structure analysis in materials testing or wish to make changes to the operation, you are obliged to notify the competent authority and apply for a permit.

Apply for approval for the operation of an X-ray facility or the significant modification of the operation for teleradiology

If you wish to operate a teleradiology X-ray facility or make significant changes to it, you must first apply for a permit from the competent authority.

Apply for approval in the simplified procedure for an installation in accordance with the BImSchG

If you submit an application under the simplified procedure for the approval of installations, you can obtain a permit for the construction and/or operation of installations of a certain type or scope from the competent authority without public participation.

Apply for approval of an aviation event

If you want 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. You must apply for this from the relevant aviation authority.

Apply for approval of egg packing centres

Youmayonly operate an egg packing station if it has been approved by thecompetentauthorityunder market law and has been issued a packing station identification number.

Apply for approval of experts for cross-checks

As a private cross-check expert, you need to be licensed to test officially left samples.

Apply for approval of further tax advice centres

Establishment of a further advice centre/branch for tax consultants or tax enforcement officers

Apply for approval of the premature construction of a plant requiring a permit

In a procedure for granting a permit for facilities requiring a permit, you can submit an application to the competent authority for the early start of construction of a facility.

Apply for authorisation of animal experiments

In order to carry out animal experiments on vertebrate animals, approval of the experimental project by the competent authority is required.

Apply for authorisation to set up a branch of experts

You already have a branch as an expert and would now like to register a branch? Find out more here.

Apply for certificate of approved depository for the land registry office

In some cases, as a capital management company (KVG) for an investment fund that has acquired real estate, you require a certificate of appointment of the depositary for submission to the land registry (Grundbuchamtbescheinigung).

Apply for certification for companies for the climate-friendly installation, maintenance and servicing of plants

Your company wants to install, maintain, maintain, repair or decommission plants with fluorinated greenhouse gases, as well as check for tightness or recover the gases? Then you need a certificate.

Apply for commercial collection and processing of wild plants

If you want to collect forest products such as mushrooms, berries and herbs commercially, you need a permit from the respective forest owner. If these forest products are...

Apply for construction or modification of a facility on a surface water body.

If you want to build a structure on a surface water body, you need a permit. You can find more information here.

Apply for entry in the list of design authors entitled to building templates

In the case of a construction project subject to approval, you as the design author entitled to submit a building template bear a high degree of responsibility. Both the building...

Apply for European Technical Assessment (ETA)

If you would like to obtain a European Technical Assessment (ETA) for your construction product, you can apply for one at Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt).

Apply for exemption for persons from other EU/EEA countries and Switzerland for entry in the Register of Craftsmen

Are you from another EU/EEA country or Switzerland and would like to practise a craft subject to authorisation in Germany? Then, under certain conditions, you can have your professional experience and training certificates recognised in Germany.

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

If you wish to work as a self-employed product-accessory insurance intermediary, you can be exempted from the obligation to obtain a permit for insurance intermediaries.

Apply for exemptions from the permit requirement to acquire and possess ammunition

You can apply for an exemption from the permit requirement for the purchase and possession of ammunition.

Apply for family care parking permit

If you operate a family care home, you can apply for a parking permit. With this, you are allowed to park in certain areas for the duration of your work assignment.

Apply for new vineyards for wine

If you want to grow wine on new vineyards, you usually need a permit from the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food (BLE).

Apply for parking permit for handicraft business and nursing service

If you run a craft or care service business, you can apply for a parking permit. With this, you are allowed to park in certain areas for the duration of your work assignment.

Apply for parking permit for non-profit institution and social service

If you run a non-profit organization or work for a social service, you can apply for a parking permit. With this you are allowed to park in certain areas for the duration of your work assignment.

Apply for parking permit for tradesmen

If you run a business or work as a freelancer, you can apply for a parking permit. This allows you to park in certain areas for the duration of your work assignment.

Apply for partial approval for the construction of a plant

If you wish to construct and/or operate part of a new facility, you must apply for a partial permit from the appropriate authority.

Apply for permission as a private daycare center

If you want to run a daycare center as an independent provider, you need a permit. Preconditions The care of the children by suitable staff is ensured. The welfare of the...

Apply for permission as an auctioneer

You would like to auction off movable property, real estate or rights belonging to third parties on a commercial basis? You need a permit to do so. You can find out more here.

Apply for permission for an arcade

If you want to operate an arcade or a company that is exclusively or predominantly engaged in the installation of gaming equipment or the organization of other games, you need a...

Apply for permission to day care for children

If you want to care for one or more children outside the household of the parent or guardian regularly and against payment, you usually need permission to do so. You can apply for this at the responsible youth welfare office.

Apply for permission to display persons

If you would like to organize shows of people on a commercial basis or have them organized on your premises, you need a permit (in addition to the business registration and, if...

Apply for permission to handle toxins commercially

If you want to place substances or preparations on the market to private end consumers on a commercial or independent basis within the framework of an economic enterprise, which...

Apply for permission to operate a fixed shooting range

A permit is required to operate a stationary shooting range.

Apply for permission to permanently transfer firearms or ammunition into, through or out of the Federal Republic of Germany

Do you want to permanently export weapons or ammunition from Germany to other countries, permanently import them into Germany or transport them through Germany? Then you need a permit.

Apply for permission to provide financial services

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

Apply for permission to sell goods at fairs, festivals and special occasions

You would like to offer goods for immediate sale occasionally at trade fairs, exhibitions, public festivals or for a special occasion? Then you need a permit for this from the competent body and do not need a travel trade card.

Apply for permission to ship pharmacy-only medicines

If you want to send pharmacy-only medicines, you need a permit to do so. You can find out more here.

Apply for permission under water law for the navigation of waters with motor boats

Would you like to sail a lake with a motorboat? For this you need a permit.

Apply for public appointment and swearing in as an expert

You would like to be publicly appointed and sworn in as an expert or surveyor? Then you can apply for this at the competent authority.

Apply for public appointment and swearing-in as a sampler

With a public appointment as a sampler you are available to courts, authorities, the economy and the general public as a particularly reliable, credible and experienced person.

Apply for public appointment as an auctioneer

If you wish to hold public auctions (forced lien sales or distress sales), you need a public appointment for this purpose. The owner of the auctioned property has no influence on...

Apply for recognition as a counselling centre for pregnancy conflict counselling

If you would like to set up a pregnancy conflict counselling centre, you can do so under certain conditions.

Apply for recognition as a soil protection expert

If you wish to be recognized as an expert on soil protection issues, you must submit a corresponding application.

Apply for recognition as a test engineer for structural analysis

Test engineer for stability is anyone who is recognized as such by the supreme building supervisory authorityis recognised. Other persons may not use this designation.In order to...

Apply for recognition as a test expert for stability

Audit experts check and certify in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client orof the other person responsible under building code law to comply with building...

Apply for recognition as a test expert for structural fire protection

Test experts examine and certify in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client orof the other person responsible under building regulations to comply with building...

Apply for recognition as a test expert for technical installations and facilities

Inspection experts check and certify compliance with building regulations requirements in their respective specialist area on behalf of the client or the other person responsible...

Apply for recognition as a testing, inspection or certification body (PÜZ body) for construction products

Building products, their manufacture/application Types of construction whose execution require exceptional expertise and experience of the persons entrusted with them, must...

Apply for recognition as an auditor for earthworks and foundation engineering

Would you like to work as an auditor for earthworks and foundation engineering? To do this, you must be recognised.

Apply for recognition as an income tax assistance association

Do you intend to apply for recognition of an income tax assistance association? Read here what you have to consider.

Apply for recognition as an insolvency advice center

Insolvency counseling is a supplement to general debt counseling. Both services advise people in and over-indebted who are in need of expert help. The task of the insolvency...

Apply for recognition of a forestry association

Association of recognized forestry cooperatives or similar associations to adapt forestry production to market requirements

Apply for recognition of experimental facilities for plant protection products

Non-official experimental facilities operated or set up by a private or public body may be officially recognised on request.

Apply for the construction and operation of plants

The construction and operation of plants require an immission control permit if they are likely to cause particular damage to the environment or endanger the general public.

Apply for the construction of a sewage system

Depending on the size and type of system, you may need a system permit in addition to the water discharge permit or indirect discharge permit (into the public sewer system) for...

Apply for the construction of ferry and shipping facilities

For the construction and operation as well as the substantial modification of the facilities and the operation of ports and transshipment points, landing stages and ferries ...

Apply for the installation of gambling devices with the possibility of winning

If you want to set up gaming machines with the possibility of winning on a commercial basis, you need a permit in accordance with § 33c Gewerbeordnung (Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act).

Apply for the use of coats of arms

A coat of arms is a sign created according to certain rules in the form of a shield. Coat of arms represent people, families, certain groups of people or personified objects,...

Apply for use of the coat of arms of the state of Saxony-Anhalt

The coat of arms of the state of Saxony-Anhalt is carried in a semicircular shield. The shield is divided. The upper part is determined by the old provincial coat of arms of the...

Applying for a gun ownership card for hunting associations

If you wish to acquire and possess weapons and/or ammunition as a hunting association, you must apply for a permit from the relevant weapons authority.

Applying for a gun ownership card for shooting clubs

If you are a shooting club require a permit weapons and/or ammunition, you must apply for a permit from the relevant weapons authority.

Applying for a permit for a pawn shop

If you would like to work as a pawnbroker or pawnbroker, you need a permit.

Applying for a permit for commercial pest control (vertebrates)

If you want to kill or stun vertebrates as pests on a commercial basis, you need an animal welfare permit from the competent authority.

Applying for a permit for guarding

Anyone who wants to guard the life or property of strangers on a commercial basis requires the permission of the competent authority.

Applying for a proxy permit in the hospitality industry

Would you like to operate your licensed restaurant business through a deputy? You will need a deputy permit for this. You can find out more here.

Applying for a temporary permit for a catering business

Would you like to take over a restaurant serving alcohol from another person? In order to continue the restaurant business without interruption, you can first apply for a provisional permit, which will later be replaced by the final permit.

Applying for an exemption from the permit requirement for weapons

You can apply for an exemption from the permit requirement for the purchase and possession of ammunition.

Applying for an extension of the building permit for the change of use of a facility

If you have a valid building permit for the change of use of a facility, you can apply for an extension.

Applying for an extension of the building permit for the construction of an installation

If you have a valid building permit for the construction of an installation, you can apply for an extension.

Applying for an extension of the building permit for the modification of an installation

If you have a valid building permit for the modification of an installation, you can apply for an extension.

Applying for an extension of the deposit period in the pawnshop business

At the request of the pawnbroker to the competent authority, the deadline may be extended if there is good reason. The deadline shall be extended for as long as the important...

Applying for an initial mining permit

If you or your company would like to visit one or more mineral resources, you must apply for a mining permit from the competent mining 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 approval of assets and rights

Assets and rights that are to be traded on the stock exchange must be admitted.

Applying for approval to operate or significantly change the operation of a technical X-ray facility

If you wish to operate technical X-ray equipment or make significant changes to it, you must first apply for a permit from the responsible radiation protection authority.

Applying for deviations, exemptions and exceptions from building law requirements

If you want to apply for a deviation, exception or exemption from building regulations, you can find out more here.

Applying for deviations, exemptions and exceptions from building law requirements for building projects that do not require a procedure

If you want to apply for a deviation, exception or exemption from building regulations, you can find out more here.

Applying for deviations, exemptions and exceptions from building law requirements for projects that do not require approval

If you want to apply for a deviation, exception or exemption from building regulations, you can find out more here.

Applying for exemptions from the marketing ban

The animal and plant species listed in Annexes A and B to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 shall be subject to a general prohibition on marketing. This EC regulation implements the...

Applying for partial planning permission for the change of use of a facility

With the partial building permit, you can start construction work on the change of use of building sections before the building permit is granted.

Applying for permission to acquire and handle explosives without business

If you want to acquire, transport or handle explosive substances for non-commercial purposes, you need an official permit. This may be restricted in terms of content and space...

Applying for permission to operate a mobile shooting range

To operate a mobile shooting range, you need a permit.

Applying for phytosanitary certificates for the export of plants and plant products to countries outside the EU

If you export plants, plant products or other objects to countries outside the EU, they must not contain harmful organisms. As proof of this, you must apply for a phytosanitary certificate or a pre-export certificate or re-export certificate.

Applying for planning permission for the change of use of a facility

If you want to change the use of a facility that requires a permit, you need a change of use permit (building permit) beforehand. You must apply for this.

Applying for planning permission for the change of use of a facility using the simplified procedure

You need a permit before you can change the use of an installation that requires a permit.

Applying for planning permission for the modification of an installation

You need planning permission before you can make changes to a building that requires approval. To do this, you submit a building application to the responsible lower building supervisory authority.

Applying for planning permission to erect a plant using the simplified procedure

You need a building permit before you can erect an installation that requires approval.

Applying for planning permission to erect a system

If you want to build an installation that requires approval, you will need a building permit. You must submit a building application for this.

Applying for public appointment as an expert for agriculture and forestry

If you would like to be publicly appointed and sworn in as an expert for agriculture and forestry, you must apply to the competent authority. You can find out more here.

Applying for recognition as a substitute school

A substitute school which guarantees that it permanently meets the requirements placed on corresponding public schools may, upon application, be awarded the status of a recognise...

Applying for recognition of a forestry association

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

Applying for recognition of supplementary schools

Would you like to have a supplementary school recognised by the state? Read the most important information here.

Applying for revocation of the mining permit

Do you have a permit for the exploration and extraction of mineral resources and would like to have it revoked in whole or in part? Then you must submit an application to the responsible mining authority.

Applying for the establishment of a savings bank

A permit is required for the establishment of a savings bank. Savings banks may only be set up and operated by local authorities and special-purpose associations. Savings...

Applying for the establishment of a stock exchange

The Securities and Exchange Commission may allow you to set up a stock exchange upon request.

Applying for the first mining permit

Would you or your company like to extract one or more non-mining mineral resources? Then you must first apply for an extraction permit from the responsible mining authority.

Applying for the operation of a semen collection centre

You may obtain authorisation to operate a semen collection or embryo collection or production team if you fulfil certain conditions for recognition.

Applying for the operation of energy supply networks

Anyone intending to commence operation of an energy supply network requires authorisation from the competent authority under Land law.

Authorisation to practise for journeymen or companions or skilled workers or skilled workers with qualified professional experience

If you have completed a journeyman's or final examination in a recognised training occupation in the craft sector and have qualified professional experience, you can become self-employed or exercise a managerial function in most crafts subject to licensing.

Catering industry Issuing of orders (retrospectively)

If you operate a restaurant, the competent authority may issue orders at any time to the extent necessary to protect guests or employees of the establishment or against risks to...

Catering Monitoring

Persons entrusted with the management of a restaurant and employees there must, upon request, provide the competent authority with the oral and written information necessary for...

Catering permit Exemption from blackout period

The closure period is the time in which the establishment must be closed to guests. Pursuant to Section 18(2) of the Restaurant Act of the Land of Saxony-Anhalt (GastG LSA) of 7...

Catering permit outdoor catering (special use)

A use of public road space that goes beyond or restricts common use constitutes a special use. It requires the permission of the road construction load carrier and is subject to ...

Catering Prohibition

The operation of a catering business may be prohibited by the competent authority on a given occasion. Reasons for the prohibitions can be: that the operator is unreliable, i....

Certify explosion-proof equipment

In principle, conformity assessment procedures must be carried out for products in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Communicate outsourcing of tasks

As a capital management company, you may outsource tasks to other companies. You must notify the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) of this.

Determination of the harmlessness of new or changed insurance conditions of pension funds

As a pension fund, you want to introduce new insurance conditions or change existing insurance conditions and there is no approval requirement.

Display activities with pathogens

If you have a permit to work with pathogens and you want to take up this activity for the first time, you must notify the competent authority.

Display activity as a financial investment broker and advisor

As a financial investment broker and advisor, you need a permit in Germany. If you wish to be self-employed as a financial investment broker only temporarily, prior written...

Display weapon rendered unusable or destroyed

If you have had your weapons rendered unusable, you must report this immediately.

Displaying changes to a wastewater system

To modify a wastewater treatment plant, you need a plant permit in addition to the modification of the water discharge permit or indirect discharger permit. Both permits should b...

Driving school branch - allow

If you, as the owner of a driving school, operate branches of this driving school, you need a branch permit. Permission shall be granted if the classroom, teaching materials and...

Energy supply: Approve closed distribution networks

The regulatory authority shall classify an energy supply network which distributes energy for the purpose of enabling the supply of customers in a geographically limited...

Environmental verifier approval

The Environmental Audit Act grants environmental verifiers the right to certify that organizations (industrial and service companies or other institutions) meet the requirements...

Establish licensing requirements for undertakings in the financial sector

Your company wants to offer new services in the financial sector? You may need to clarify whether a permit is required for your business idea.

Events in public transport areas - Permit

Permission must be obtained for the implementation of events in public street space.

Exchange - Apply for admission

If a credit or financial services institution wishes to trade directly on an exchange, the institution requires authorisation as a trading participant.

Formation of an accounting firm

The profession of a certified public accountant can also be exercised in a professional company. Such a company requires state recognition as an auditing company by the Chamber...

Foundation of an auditing company

The profession of auditor can also be exercised in a professional company. Such a company requires state recognition as an auditing company by the Chamber of Auditors. All...

Founding an outpatient care service

Are you passionate about care? Start your own outpatient care service.

Gambling halls Apply for permission in the travel industry

For the operation of an arcade or a similar company, you need a permit for the respective location.

Genetic engineering plants Construction and operation Applying for a permit

The construction and operation, the substantial modification of genetic engineering plants of safety level 1 to 4 as well as further genetic engineering work of safety levels 2 to 4 require the notification/registration confirmation or the approval of the responsible genetic engineering authority.

Give up job as district chimney sweep

You would like to give up your position as an authorized district chimney sweep or be authorized district chimney sweep? To do so, you must contact the competent authority.

Have asset sales prospectuses approved

Before you publish a sales prospectus for investments, the publication must be approved by BaFin.

Have election and change of depositaries approved

As a capital management company, you must generally have every choice and every change to a new depositary approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Have low-threshold offers in the care sector recognised

Anyone who wants to offer low-threshold care services to people in need of care must first have them recognised. The application for the recognition of offers according to § 45a SGB XI takes place individually in the federal state in which the offer is made.

Have securities prospectuses approved

Before you publish a securities prospectus, you must have it approved by BaFin.

Having changes to the investment conditions of investment funds approved

If you, as a capital management company, amend the investment conditions of your investment fund, you must have the amended investment conditions approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

indicate the intention to appoint a manager of a capital management company

Your capital management company wants to appoint a new managing director? You must notify the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) of this.

Informing the Deutsche Bundesbank and BaFin about new, changed or terminated significant shareholdings in banks and financial services institutions

If you wish to acquire holdings in a bank or financial services institution, you must inform the Deutsche Bundesbank and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in advance. The same applies if your shareholdings in companies change.

IT security: Apply for certification of persons

If you would like to qualify in the field of IT security and prove your expertise, you can apply for certification under certain conditions.

Keeping of farm animals - Display

You must report the keeping of farm animals to the competent authority. This applies to the following animal species: Cattle pigs sheep goats solipeds chickens ducks ...

Noise protection: use of work equipment between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. - exemption permit

Relevant regulations on the operation of motorized machines, tools and garden equipment are contained in the Federal Immission Control Act -BImSchG- in conjunction with the...

Notify BaFin of new or departing members of the supervisory board or advisory board of asset management companies

If you are a capital management company (KVG) appoint members to the Supervisory Board or an Advisory Board, you must report this to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). The same applies if members leave the Supervisory Board or an Advisory Board.

Obtain accreditation as a De-Mail service provider

If you would like to obtain accreditation as a De-Mail service provider, you can apply for this from the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Obtain approval for the operation of an interference emitter or a significant change in operation

If you intend to put an interference emitter into operation or make significant changes to its operation, this must be approved by the responsible authority.

Obtain approval for the use of plant protection products on public land

Plant protection products can be applied in public areas, such as parks or cemeteries, by competent persons if they have been approved for this purpose by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Obtain approval of investment rules for newly established investment funds

If you form investment assets as a capital management company (KVG), investment stock corporation or open-ended investment limited partnership, you must have the investment conditions approved by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

Obtain authorisation for export of unauthorised plant protection products for use on infested plants

You can use unauthorised plant protection products under certain conditions on plants, seeds or other infested objects if they are intended exclusively for export from Germany. You need a permit for this.

Obtain authorization to transfer the management of a domestic investment fund

You need approval from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) to transfer the management of an investment fund to another capital management company.

Obtaining approval for additives in plant protection products

As a manufacturer, you must have new additives in plant protection products tested and approved by the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Offer TV programs nationwide

If you want to offer TV programs nationwide, you need approval from the competent authority of the country in which you have your registered office. An authorisation for TV...

Permission for the use of the federal eagle obtained

If you wish to use a representation of the federal eagle, you must apply for permission.

Permit for estate agents, property developers and building supervisors

You need a license to work as a real estate agent. This applies if you commercially broker the conclusion of contracts for land, land rights, commercial premises, residential...

Pest control (insects) on a commercial basis - notification obligation

If you wish to carry out pest control on a commercial basis, you must notify the competent authority.

Re-register business

Are you moving your business to a new location in the relevant municipality? Or do you offer additional other goods or services in the future that are unusual for the currently registered trade? In these and other cases, you must re-register your business.

Recognition as an investment company

The business purpose of an investment company is to make capital available to other companies by acquiring and holding shareholdings. In this way, the equity capital of the...

Recognizing the waste disposal community

A waste management association is an association of companies active in waste management in which activities are carried out that defines the requirements for the organization...

Register business

If you wish to operate a business, you must notify the relevant authority.

Register event

If you are planning a public event, you generally have to notify your city or municipality and have it approved under certain conditions. Special regulations apply to events on...

Register home slaughter

If you want to carry out a home slaughter, you must register it in good time for the ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection with the veterinary and food inspection office of your...

Register medical practice

Would you like to become self-employed in a health or health profession? Find out more here.

Register new management with the Chamber of Crafts

You must report a new management of your craft business requiring approval to the competent Chamber of Crafts.

Registration in the Register of Craftsmen with a university degree from the EU, the EEA State or Switzerland

You can independently practice a craft subject to admission with a university degree obtained in the EU, the EEA or Switzerland, if the focus of study corresponds to that of the craft to be practiced.

Report conclusion of the land lease agreement

If you have concluded a land lease agreement, you must report this to the competent authority within one month.

Report the continuation of a restaurant after the death of the licence holder

After the death of the permit holder of a restaurant, this may be continued by the spouse, partner or the minor heirs during the minority without their own permission. The same...

Request access to submit prospectuses on securities to the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Do you want to submit a prospectus for securities to the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority? Then you need access to the corresponding specialized procedure.

Request approval for the introduction of new or the amendment of existing insurance conditions of pension funds

Are you a pension fund and would like to introduce new insurance conditions or change existing insurance conditions? As a regulated pension fund, you generally require approval for this. Approval may be required for other pension funds.

Request approval to introduce a technical business plan to a regulated pension fund or request approval to amend a technical business plan

You are a pension fund and would like to introduce or change a technical business plan? For this you need an approval.

Request the establishment of an installation for the production, processing, processing or fission of nuclear fuels

Any person who establishes, operates or otherwise holds a fixed installation for the production or processing or processing of nuclear fuels or for the fission of irradiated...

Securities – Applying for admission to the regulated market

Securities that you wish to place on the stock exchange for trading on the regulated market must have been admitted beforehand.

Show arms manufacturing and/or arms trade branch

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

Show catering industry

Anyone wishing to operate a restaurant must notify the competent authority in writing four weeks before the start of operation.In addition, he must make a business advertisement.

Show distribution of domestic public AIFs (AIF=alternative investment fund) in Germany

If, as a capital management company, you wish to market domestic public AIFs in Germany, you must notify the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht).

Show distribution of European alternative investment funds or special funds of a domestic capital management company to semi-professional or professional investors in Germany

If you want to market European alternative investment funds (EU-AIF) or special funds in Germany as a domestic capital management company, you must register this with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.

Show modification of an installation requiring approval

If you wish to make a change to an installation, you must notify the competent authority if a permit for the changes has not already been applied for.

Show permanent operation of a catering industry

You want to operate a restaurant permanently? Then you must report this in writing before the start of operation.

Show temporary operation of a catering business

You want to operate a restaurant temporarily for a special reason? Then you must report this in writing.

Specialist waste management company - Certificate

Every waste producer must ensure that their waste is disposed of properly. In order to legally relieve the waste producer in this respect, the legislator has introduced the term ...

Submit a voting rights notification as an investor

Your voting rights based on shares in a listed company and/or your financial instruments relating to such change? You may need to notify the company and the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of this.

Substances hazardous to water: Specialist company - Proof of F. property

Upon request, specialist companies must prove the status of specialist company to the lower water authority in whose district they are active. It must also be possible to prove...

Trade requiring monitoring

Certain trades have been classified by the legislator as requiring monitoring. Trades requiring monitoring are Purchase and sale of high-quality consumer goods, in particular...

View handling of airbag and belt tensioner units

The handling of airbag and belt tensioner units during operation is notifiable

View plant elimination

According to § 60 Abs.3 Bauordnung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt (BauO LSA), the removal of Installations according to § 60 Abs. 1 BauO LSA, free-standing buildings of building...

View the operation of an old people's home or nursing home

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

View travel card-free activity

Only a few travel trade card-free activities need to be displayed. Before starting a travel trade card-free activity, please check whether you may have to report it to the responsible office.

Weapons and ammunition - apply for permission to take them with you

If you want to temporarily take weapons or ammunition from Germany abroad, temporarily take them to Germany or take them through Germany, you need a permit.

Weapons and ammunition Apply for a permit to maintain customs

If you need weapons or ammunition as traditional shooters for the maintenance of customs, you must apply for a permit.

Weapons, ammunition or permit certificates - report loss

If you have lost a weapon, ammunition or a firearms permit, such as a firearms possession card or carry permit, you must report this.