Permit under restaurant law; application

If you wish to operate a catering business requiring a permit for a special reason, you will need a permit under catering law.



The prerequisite is the reliability of the trader. If the personal circumstances of the applicant are not known to the municipality, reliability is checked on the basis of a certificate of good conduct and information from the central trade register. A certificate of good conduct and information from the central trade register are generally not required if the applicant is in possession of a traveling trade license.

A further requirement is that the premises meet the necessary structural requirements.

Proof of training (participation in a 6-hour IHK course) is generally not required unless the trader carries out catering activities on a regular and sustained basis on certain occasions (and therefore as their main occupation).


The application for a catering permit for an event must be submitted to the municipality in writing (at least 4 weeks in advance).

Required documents


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]
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    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.


    • Permit: 30 to 2000 EUR
    • Certificate of good conduct and extract from the central trade register: 13 EUR each


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