Activities of morticians (96.03.1.00)
Formalities according to the Services Directive
For taking-up and pursuit of a service the follwoing specific service-related formalities (authorisations and notifications) must always be obeyed:
Skilled crafts and trades; Establishing the requirement for registration of the skilled craft or trade
Your venture may be liable to a permit under trade law or a notification. To allow the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades to decide whether or not your venture requires an application for registration in the Register of Craftsmen and/or merely a notification, please start by completing the information sheet on the circumstances of your enterprise (see “Forms”). The competent Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades will contact you after investigating the information provided.
Other service-related formalities
For taking-up and pursuit of a service the following service-related formalities, which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact, must be obeyed:
The following authorisations and notifications may be required:
Within the framework of its right to local self-government, each municipality may regulate in the statutes governing the use of its cemetery whether or which permits or notifications are required for commercial activities in the cemetery.
Formalities relating to the employment of workers
Tax related formalities
For service providers operating across borders without a branch in Germany, there are various special jurisdictions and special regulations depending on the tax liability, activity or type of tax.
Characteristics and key concepts of the service
This service includes:
- Preparation of the burial or cremation of corpses and animal carcasses, as well as the associated activities:
- Preparation of corpses for burial or cremation, including embalming, and morticians’ services
- Bestattung von Heimtieren (Tierbestattung )