Trade Law; Notification of a license-free skilled craft or trade or a craft-like trade or business

If you start a company classified as a license-free skilled craft or trade or a craft-like trade or business, you are under obligation to notify this fact to the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades and to get yourself registered in an index.

Description

You are under obligation to immediately notify the operation of a license-free skilled craft or trade or a craft-like trade or business (cf. Appendix B to the German Handicrafts Regulation Act) to the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades competent for the territory of your commercial establishment and to get yourself registered in the index of license-free skilled crafts and trades and craft-like trades or businesses.

By virtue of its registration in the index of license-free skilled crafts and trades and craft-like trades or businesses the company automatically becomes a member of the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades and is obliged to the payment of contributions in accordance with the membership fee schedule of the respective Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades.

Prerequisites

You do not require any special vocational skills and qualifications to obtain a registration in the "index of proprietors of a license-free skilled crafts and trades company or a craft-like trade or business". The registration is made upon the proprietor's written application to the locally competent Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades.

Deadlines

Notification must precede commencement of the trade or business activities.

Required documents

  • Registration of a trade or business (may be submitted at a later date)
  • Copy of the proprietor's identity card or comparable identification document

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

Legal bases

Links to more information

Status: 24.06.2019

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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