Market determination; application by EU citizens

If you wish to have a trade fair, exhibition, wholesale market, weekly market, special market or funfair established, you can apply to the competent authority. You can also apply for the establishment of a public festival.



The prerequisites for approval are the reliability of the organizer, no conflict between the event and the public interest (the principles of Sunday and public holiday law must also be taken into account when approving the market), no holding of special markets or fairs in stores.

The reliability of the organizer is checked on the basis of documents issued in the country of origin which prove that the requirements for reliability are met. A certified copy of the documents and a certified German translation may be required. If such documents are not issued in the country of origin, they may be replaced by an affirmation in lieu of an oath by the trader or comparable acts under the law of the country of origin.


Duration of the procedure approx. 2 - 4 weeks from the end of the application deadline

Required documents

  • valid identity card or passport

  • Proof of good character from the country of origin in the form of a certified copy and a certified German translation;

    where appropriate, replacement by affirmation in lieu of oath or similar act

  • Information on the type of event, in particular on the goods to be offered and the expected number and composition of exhibitors (e.g. provisional list of exhibitors) or suppliers

  • Site plan, if applicable

  • in the case of a power of attorney: a written power of attorney and identification of the grantor of the power of attorney and the authorized representative

  • Documents for registered companies and civil law companies

    in the case of registered companies, an excerpt from the commercial register or comparable registration documents from abroad (with German translation) in the case of civil law companies, articles of association


    • Assessment notice: EUR 50 to 1,500


Administrative court proceedings; information

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