Activities of pawnshops and pawnbrokers (

This service 'Activities of pawnshops and pawnbrokers' is not coverd by the EU Service Directive.

For this service there are no further information available. The use of Points of Single Contact is not provided. For questions about a specific formality (approval or notification), please contact the responsible authority directly. The formalities relating to different subjects you will find under Formalities by subjects. If you select a formality, contact details of the responsible authority will be displayed. General information are available from the Servicestelle der Bayerischen Staatsregierung.

This service includes:

  • Enterprises active in the pawn business, i.e. enterprises granting general loans against the pawning of articles of daily use, etc.

This service does not include:

  • Mortgage credit institutions (see 64.19.4)
  • Granting of consumer credits (see 64.92.1)

Source: Statistisches Bundesamt

  • Leihhäuser
  • Pfandkreditgewerbe
  • Pfandleihe, Pfandleiher (Leihhäuser)