Permission under catering law; application by EU citizens

If you wish to operate a catering business requiring a permit (serving alcohol) for a special occasion, you may be temporarily permitted to do so by the responsible municipality under simplified conditions and subject to revocation.



The prerequisite for permission is, in particular, the special occasion. This must also be explained in detail in the application.

It may also be necessary to check the applicant's reliability, in particular if the applicant's personal circumstances are not known or the applicant does not already hold a traveling trade license or a permit dependent on his reliability.

The premises must comply with the necessary building regulations.


As a rule, the application for permission must be submitted at least four weeks before the special event.

Required documents

  • Identity card; 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

  • more detailed description of the premises

  • Authorization: Written power of attorney and the ID cards of both the grantor of the power of attorney and the grantee of the power of attorney


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

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf vorübergehenden Gaststättenbetrieb [Dateiformat: pdf]
    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.


  • Permission: 30 to 2,000 EUR


Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action


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