Craft or trade similar to a craft that does not require a license; notification

If you start a business in a craft or similar trade that does not require a license, you must notify the Chamber of Skilled Crafts and have yourself entered in a register.



You would like to become self-employed in a trade that does not require a license or a trade similar to a trade.


Notification of the start must be submitted immediately to the Chamber of Skilled Crafts in whose district the commercial establishment is located. The entry is then made in the business register.

Special notes

You can become self-employed in trades that do not require a license and in trades similar to trades without any special licensing requirements.


The start or end of the independent operation of a craft that does not require a license or a craft-like trade as a standing trade must be reported immediately.

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

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)


  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

  • Handwerksrolle online

    You can submit the completed registration application to us electronically via the customer portal.


  • approx. 70 - 153 EUR

    Electronic payment via online banking is possible. Information on this is provided by the relevant Chamber of Skilled Crafts.

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

  • Initial registration with issuance of the handicraft card/commercial card

    • for natural persons EUR 50,00
    • for legal entities or partnerships EUR 100.00

    Change of registration with issuance of a new handicraft card/business card, except name and/or address changes EUR 30.00

Legal bases

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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