Chimney sweeping work; notification if not required

If the chimney sweeping work to be carried out is not carried out or not proven to the authorized district chimney sweep within the deadline, the latter shall report this to the responsible district administrative authority.



When commissioning a company, it should be noted that only companies that are entered in the Register of Craftsmen with the chimney sweep trade or partial activities of the chimney sweep trade or are permitted to carry out cross-border services in the chimney sweep trade in implementation of EU law are authorized to carry out state-prescribed chimney sweeping work.

According to the EU/EEA Crafts Regulation, foreign chimney sweeps must notify the Chamber of Crafts of their intention to work in Germany and provide documentary evidence of their authorization. The Chamber of Crafts at the location of the planned first-time activity is responsible. Chimney sweep work may only be carried out once the Chamber of Crafts has either stated that it does not intend to re-examine the professional qualification or if it has determined that the professional qualification is sufficient. If homeowners wish to commission a chimney sweep from another EU country, they can use the chimney sweep register to find out whether the foreign chimney sweep company meets the requirements for carrying out chimney sweeping work. The chimney sweep register is published by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) on its website (see "Related links"). It is not a legal requirement for carrying out chimney sweeping work, but is purely a source of information. Owners who do not have internet access should check with their Chamber of Crafts before commissioning a service provider whether the company in question is listed in the register.

The commissioning of a non-authorized person is at the owner's expense.


The deadlines for carrying out or verifying chimney sweeping work are included in the respective fireplace notice for house and apartment owners.


  • A state fee schedule was issued for the tasks reserved for authorized district chimney sweeps from 2013 - in particular fireplace inspections and fireplace notifications (Annex 3 to Section 6 KÜO).

    All other prices for chimney sweeping work are freely negotiable from 2013.

Links to more information

  • Schornsteinfegerregister

    Das Schornsteinfegerregister bietet nach § 3 SchfHwG einen Überblick darüber, wer die Voraussetzungen zur selbständigen Ausübung von Schornsteinfegerarbeiten erfüllt.

  • Formblatt zum Nachweis der Durchführung von Schornsteinfegerarbeiten nach Anlage 2 zu § 5 der KÜO

    Wenn Schornsteinfegerarbeiten durch einen anderen Schornsteinfegerbetrieb ausgeführt werden, muss der Haus- oder Wohnungseigentümer dem bevollmächtigten Bezirksschornsteinfeger nachweisen, dass er die Tätigkeiten hat ausführen lassen. Hierzu füllt der beauftragte Schornsteinfeger ein Formblatt aus, das der Haus- und Wohnungseigentümer an den bevollmächtigten Bezirksschornsteinfeger weiterleitet.


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