District chimney sweep; application for appointment

Appointment as an authorized district chimney sweep takes place after a tender and selection procedure has been carried out.


As of 01.01.2013, §§ 9, 9a and 10 of the Chimney Sweep Trade Act apply to the selection and appointment as a so-called "authorized district chimney sweep". According to these, you must participate in a tendering procedure if you wish to apply for a district.

Invitations to tender for vacant districts are published on the websites of the relevant governments. Applicants are selected on the basis of their suitability, qualifications and professional performance. A standardized Bavaria-wide evaluation form is used for this purpose (see "Forms").

The appointment as authorized district chimney sweep for the districts advertised is limited to seven years, but ends at the latest at the end of the month in which the applicant reaches the age of 67.


The applicant must possess the legal requirements for the independent practice of the chimney sweeping trade, guarantee the personal and professional reliability required for the exercise of the activity and have the health qualification. Applicants who have acquired their professional qualification abroad must have the knowledge of the German language required for the exercise of the activity as a master district chimney sweep.


The submission deadline of an advertised district is included in the announcement.

Required documents

  • written application

    (containing the surname, first names, address, telephone number and, if available, electronic contact details of the applicant)

  • personal data sheet

    (give details of previous vocational training and professional experience)

  • Proof that the requirements for entry in the register of skilled crafts are met

  • Certificates of the journeyman's examination and the master craftsman's examination or of equivalent qualifications

  • Documents and certificates in certified translation according to § 6 of the EU/EEA Handicraft Regulation

    (if the professional qualification was obtained in another Member State of the European Union or a State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland)

  • Evidence of previous chimney sweeping activities and job-related further and advanced training measures

  • Certificate of good conduct for submission to a public authority and extract from the Central Trade Register

  • Declaration as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a criminal offence within the last twelve months, whether criminal proceedings are pending or whether the applicant is aware of any pending investigations

  • Furthermore, reference is made to the requirement text with notes, a sample declaration on the personal requirements and a sample confirmation for voluntary active service with a volunteer fire brigade or plant fire brigade.

    (see under "Forms")


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


  • The fee for the appointment as an authorized district chimney sweep is 250 euros.


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