Restaurant license; application

If you wish to operate a restaurant business serving alcoholic beverages, you require a restaurant license. The restaurant permit is issued for both individuals and premises.



The reliability of the trader is checked by the licensing authority on the basis of the certificate of good conduct and the extract from the central trade register.

Instruction on the necessary knowledge of food law (if you run a pub and restaurant) is certified by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (following a 6-hour course) (proof of instruction). In the case of legal entities (GmbH, AG), these personal licensing requirements must be met by the authorized representatives (managing director, board of directors).

A further prerequisite for the granting of the permit is that a building permit has been granted for the restaurant in the intended form of operation. As a rule, this also fulfills the requirements under restaurant law regarding the suitability of the premises and the location of the restaurant.


The restaurant permit must be issued before the start of operations, so a timely application (approx. 4 weeks before the start of operations) is required.

Required documents


    • Restaurant license: 100 to 6,000 EUR
    • Deputy permit and provisional permit: 50 to 600 EUR
    • Provisional proxy permit: 30 to 300 EUR
    • Certificate of good conduct and extract from the central trade register: EUR 13 each
    • Instruction with confirmation (proof of instruction) at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce: EUR 80


Administrative court proceedings; information

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