Activities regulated by German Law (selection)

Deutsche Version

 

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Above-ground cable layers (Craft-like trade)
German: Kabelverleger im Hochbau (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 16
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Agricultural machinery mechanics (Craft)
German: Landmaschinenmechaniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 21
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Airline company
German: Luftfahrtunternehmen
Legal provision: § 20 Air Traffic Law = § 20 Luftverkehrsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Approval
Competent authority: Federal Airlines Office, Braunschweig

Animal breeding and animal trade
German: Tierzucht und -handel
Legal provision: § 11 Law on the protection of animals = § 11 Tierschutzgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: appropriate veterinary office

Asphalters (Craft-like trade)
German: Asphaltierer (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 4
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Auction trade
German: Versteigerergewerbe
Legal provision: § 34b Trade Regulation Act = § 34b Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Bakers (Craft)
German: Bäcker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 30
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Book printers, typesetters, printers (Craft-like trade)
German: Buchdrucker, Schriftsetzer, Drucker
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 40
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Bookbinders (Craft-like trade)
German: Buchbinder
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 39
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Brewers and maltsters (Craft-like trade)
German: Brauer und Mälzer
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 29
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Builders and building supervisors
German: Bauträger und Baubetreuer
Legal provision: § 34c Trade Regulation Act = § 34c Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Building cleaner (Craft-like trade)
German: Gebäudereiniger
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 33
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Building components, installation of standard building components (Craft-like trade)
German: Baufertigteile, Einbau von genormten Baufertigteilen (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 24
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Butchers (Craft)
German: Fleischer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 32
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Capital investment company
German: Kapitalanlagegesellschaft
Legal provision: § 7 Law on investments = § 7 Investmentgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Car body and vehicle constructor (Craft)
German: Karosserie- und Fahrzeugbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 15
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Carpenters (Craft)
German: Zimmerer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 3
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Carpet cleaner (Craft-like trade)
German: Teppichreiniger (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 46
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Ceramicist (Craft-like trade)
German: Keramiker
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1 Nr. 43
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Chemists
German: Apotheke
Legal provision: §§ 1, 2 Law on Chemists = §§ 1, 2 Apothekengesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, e.g. local government office

Chimney sweeps (Craft)
German: Schornsteinfeger (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 12
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Cloth painters (Craft-like trade)
German: Stoffmaler (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 33
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Concrete drillers and cutters (Craft-like trade)
German: Betonbohrer und -schneider (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 8
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Confectioners (Craft)
German: Konditoren (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 31
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Container and apparatus manufacturer (Craft-like trade)
German: Behälter- und Apparatebauer
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 4
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Cooling device builder (Craft)
German: Kälteanlagenbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 18
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Cosmetician (Craft-like trade)
German: Kosmetiker (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 48
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Craft
German: Handwerk
Legal provision: Crafts Code (The Crafts Code covers licence arrangements for all craft trades) = Handwerksordnung (In der Handwerksordnung wird die Zulassung zu allen Handwerken geregelt).
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Credit intermediaries for residential immovable property
German: Immobiliardarlehensvermittler
Legal provision: § 34i Trade Regulation Act = § 34i Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality and/or the appropriate Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Cutting tool mechanics (Craft-like trade)
German: Schneidwerkzeugmechaniker
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 10
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Cycle mechanics (Craft)
German: Zweiradmechaniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 17
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Decorative potters (Craft-like trade)
German: Kunststopfer (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 36
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Dental technicians (Craft)
German: Zahntechniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 37
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Display of persons on stage (Variety shows)
German: Schaustellung von Personen (Varieté)
Legal provision: § 33a Trade Regulation Act = § 33a Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Driving school
German: Fahrschule
Legal provision: §§ 10, 11 Driving Instruction Law = §§ 10, 11 Fahrlehrergesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, e.g. local government office

Dry cleaners (Craft-like trade)
German: Schnellreiniger (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 45
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Electrical engineers (Craft)
German: Elektrotechniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 25
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Electronic mechanical engineers (Craft)
German: Elektromaschinenbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 26
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Electronic systems engineers (Craft)
German: Informationstechniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 19
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Energy (Electricity and Gas)
German: Energie (Strom und Gas)
Legal provision: § 3 Energiewirtschaftsgesetz = § 3 Energiewirtschaftsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Approval
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, e.g. Ministery of industry

Expert assessor
German: Sachverständiger
Legal provision: § 36 Trade Regulation Act = § 36 Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: official appointment and swearing in
Competent authority: depending on area of expertice, e.g. Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Chamber of Craft, Chamber of Architects, etc.

Explosives
German: Sprengstoffe
Legal provision: § 7 Law on explosives = § 7 Sprengstoffgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory office in locality or municipality

Financial institutions, banks
German: Kreditinstitut, Banken
Legal provision: § 32 Banking Law = § 32 Kreditwesengesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Financial services companies
German: Finanzdienstleistungsunternehmen
Legal provision: § 32 Banking Law = § 32 Kreditwesengesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Floor coating appliers (Craft-like trade)
German: Estrichleger
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 3
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Floorers (Craft-like trade)
German: Bodenleger (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 3
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Funeral Service (Craft-like trade)
German: Bestattungsgewerbe (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 50
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Gaming houses
German: Spielhallen
Legal provision: § 33i Trade Regulation Act = § 33i Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Gaming machines (for use by the public)
German: Spielgeräte mit Gewinnmöglichkeit (öffentliche Aufstellung)
Legal provision: § 33c Trade Regulation Act = § 33c Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Gap (and Joint) filler
German: Fuger (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 5
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Glaziers (Craft)
German: Glaser (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 39
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Gold and silversmith (Craft-like trade)
German: Gold- und Silberschmiede
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 11
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Gunsmith (Craft)
German: Büchsenmacher (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 22
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Hairdressers (Craft)
German: Friseure (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 38
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Hearing aid acousticians (Craft)
German: Hörgeräteakustiker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 34
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Ice cream manufacturers (Craft-like trade)
German: Speiseeishersteller (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 42
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Installer and heating builder (Craft)
German: Installateur- und Heizungsbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 24
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Insulation and sound insulation engineers (Craft)
German: Wärme-, Kälte- und Schallschutzisolierer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 6
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Insurance companies
German: Versicherungsunternehmen
Legal provision: § 5 Insurance Supervision Law = § 5 Versicherungsaufsichtsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin)

Insurance intermediaries
German: Versicherungsvermittler
Legal provision: § 34d Trade Regulation Act = § 34d Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Interior decorator (Craft-like trade)
German: Raumausstatter
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 27
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Investment advisors on royalty basis
German: Honorar-Finanzanlagenberater
Legal provision: § 34h Trade Regulation Act = § 34h Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality and/or the appropriate Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Investment intermediaries
German: Finanzanlagenvermittler
Legal provision: § 34f Trade Regulation Act = § 34f Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality and/or the appropriate Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Joiners (Craft)
German: Tischler (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 27
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Knitter
German: Stricker (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 34
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Ladies' and man's tailors (Craft-like trade)
German: Damen- und Herrenschneider
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 19
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Legal advice
German: Rechtsberatung
Legal provision: Legal Services Act = Rechtsdienstleistungsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Registration
Competent authority: Chairman of District Court or Regional Court

Letter delivery
German: Briefbeförderung
Legal provision: §§ 5, 6 Post Office Law = §§ 5, 6 Postgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Bundesnetzagentur

Loan agents
German: Darlehensvermittler
Legal provision: § 34c Trade Regulation Act = § 34c Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Long-distance and local haulage
German: Güterfern- und Nahverkehr
Legal provision: §§ 3, 8 Road Haulage Law = §§ 3, 8 Güterkraftverkehrsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit (§3), Approval (§ 8)
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Lottery
German: Lotterie
Legal provision: Lottery and Gaming Law = Rennwett- und Lotteriegesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory office in locality or municipality

Make up artist (Craft-like trade)
German: Maskenbildner
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 49
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Manufacture and trade in weapons
German: Waffenherstellung und -handel
Legal provision: §§ 2, 4 Law on weapons = §§ 2, 4 Waffengesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Manufacture of medication
German: Arzneimittelherstellung
Legal provision: §§ 13ff Law on medicaments = §§ 13ff Arzneimittelgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, e.g. local government office

Manufacturers of concrete bricks and terazzo (Craft-like trade)
German: Betonstein- und Terazzohersteller
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 2
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Manufacturers of signs and illuminated signs (Craft-like trade)
German: Schilder- und Lichtreklamehersteller
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 53
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Masons and concrete engineers (Craft)
German: Maurer und Betonbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 1
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Meat processors, de-boners (Craft-like trade)
German: Fleischzerleger, Ausbeiner (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 43
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Metal and bell-founder (Craft-like trade)
German: Metall- und Glockengießer
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 9
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Metal Designer and manufacturer (Craft-like trade)
German: Metallbildner
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 7
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Metal grinders and polishers (Craft-like trade)
German: Metallschleifer und Metallpolierer (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 11
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Metal workers (Craft)
German: Metallbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 13
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Miller (Craft-like trade)
German: Müller
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 28
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Mining
German: Bergbau
Legal provision: §§ 6,7,8 Federal Mining Law = §§ 6,7,8 Bundesberggesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit, Approval
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, Chief mining office

Modiste (Craft-like trade)
German: Modisten
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 21
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Motor vehicle engeneers (Craft)
German: Kraftfahrzeugtechniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 20
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Nuclear plants
German: Kernanlagen
Legal provision: § 7 Law on nuclear power = § 7 Atomgesetz
Authorization requirement: Approval
Competent authority: Ministry of the Environment, Nature and Reactor Safety

Opticians (Craft)
German: Augenoptiker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 33
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Organ and harmonium maker (Craft-like trade)
German: Orgel- und Harmoniumbauer
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 44
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Ornate plasterers (Craft)
German: Strukkateure (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 9
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Orthopaedic engineers (Craft)
German: Orthopädietechniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 35
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Orthopaedic Shoemaker (Craft)
German: Orthopädieschuhmacher (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 36
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Oven and heating constructors (Craft)
German: Ofen- und Luftheizungsbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 2
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Painters and lacquerers (Craft)
German: Maler und Lackierer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 10
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Parquet recliner (Craft-like trade)
German: Parkettleger
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 12
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Pawnbroking trade
German: Pfandleihgewerbe
Legal provision: § 34 Trade Regulation Act = § 34 Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Photographers (Craft-like trade)
German: Fotografen
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 38
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Piano and harpsichord makers (Craft-like trade)
German: Klavier- und Cembalobauer
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 45
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Piano tuners (Craft-like trade)
German: Klavierstimmer (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 52
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Pipe and drain clearers (Craft-like trade)
German: Rohr- und Kanalreiniger (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 15
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Plumbers (Craft)
German: Klempner (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 23
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Post
German: Post
Legal provision: §§ 5, 6 Post Office Law = §§ 5, 6 Postgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Bundesnetzagentur

Precision engineers (Craft)
German: Feinwerkmechaniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 16
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Precision optical engineers (Craft-like trade)
German: Feinoptiker
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 35
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Privat nursing home
German: Privatkrankenanstalt
Legal provision: § 30 Trade Regulation Act = § 30 Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Concession
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Props masters (Craft-like trade)
German: Requisiteure (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 54
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Provision of staff
German: Arbeitnehmerüberlassung
Legal provision: §§ 1,2 Law on provision of staff = §§ 1,2 Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Labour Office

Public houses and restaurants
German: Gaststättenbetrieb
Legal provision: §§ 2, 14 Law on public houses and restaurants = §§ 2, 14 Gaststättengesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit or Obligation to notify
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Radio
German: Rundfunk
Legal provision: different laws of the States = verschiedene Gesetze der Bundesländer z.B. § 4 Hessisches Privatrundfunkgesetz
Authorization requirement: Licence
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, e.g. Landesrundfunkanstalt

Railways
German: Eisenbahn
Legal provision: § 6 General Law on Railways = § 6 Allgemeines Eisenbahngesetz
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: Federal Ministry of Transport

Real estate agents
German: Immobilienmakler
Legal provision: § 34c Trade Regulation Act = § 34c Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Roadbuilders (Craft)
German: Straßenbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 5
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Rooflayers (Craft)
German: Dachdecker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 4
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Scaffold builder (Craft)
German: Gerüstbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 11
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Screen printer (Craft-like trade)
German: Siebdrucker
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 41
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Security industry
German: Bewachungsgewerbe
Legal provision: § 34a Trade Regulation Act = § 34a Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Shoemaker (Craft-like trade)
German: Schuhmacher
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 25
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Stonemasons and stone sculptors (Craft)
German: Steinmetzen und Steinbildhauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 8
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Surgery mechanics (Craft)
German: Chirurgiemechaniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 14
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Tailor for alterations (Craft-like trade)
German: Änderungsschneider (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 37
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Tank protection firms (Craft-like trade)
German: Tankschutzbetriebe (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 13
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Telecommunications
German: Telekommunikation
Legal provision: § 6 Telecommunications Act = § 6 Telekommunikationsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: Bundesnetzagentur

Textile cleaner (Craft)
German: Textilreiniger (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 31
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Textile hand printers (Craft-like trade)
German: Textil-Handdrucker (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 35
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Theater designers (Craft-like trade)
German: Theaterplastiker (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 53
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Theatre and scenery painters (Craft-like trade)
German: Theater- und Ausstattungsmaler (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 9
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Theatrical costume seamsters/seamstresses (Craft-like trade)
German: Theaterkostümnäher (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 30
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Tilers and mosaic tile layers (Craft-like trade)
German: Fliesen-, Platten- und Mosaikleger
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 1
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Transport of people by trams, omnibuses and vehicles on scheduled or one-off services
German: Personenbeförderung mit Straßenbahnen, Obussen und Kraftfahrzeugen im Linien- oder Gelegenheitsverkehr
Legal provision: §§ 2, 13 Law on transport of people = §§ 2, 13 Personenbeförderungsgesetz
Authorization requirement: Approval
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory authority in locality or municipality

Travel trade
German: Reisegewerbe
Legal provision: § 55 Trade Regulation Act = § 55 Gewerbeordnung
Authorization requirement: Travel trade card
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, trade supervisory office in locality or municipality

Vehicle recycling (Craft-like trade)
German: Fahrzeugverwerter (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 14
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Violin makers (Craft-like trade)
German: Geigenbauer
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 47
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Vulcanisers and tyre mechanics (Craft)
German: Vulkaniseure und Reifenmechaniker (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 41
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Waste disposal
German: Abfallbeseitigung
Legal provision: §§ 31, 49 Law on waste disposal and recycling = §§ 31, 49 Kreislaufwirtschafts- und Abfallgesetz
Authorization requirement: Planning decree, approval
Competent authority: depending on the Federal State, e.g. local government office

Watchmakers (Craft-like trade)
German: Uhrmacher
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage B1, Nr. 5
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Well builders (Craft)
German: Brunnenbauer (Handwerk)
Legal provision: Crafts Code = Handwerksordnung Anlage A, Nr. 7
Authorization requirement: Permit
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

Wood and building preservation trade (Craft-like trade)
German: Holz- und Bautenschutzgewerbe (Handwerksähnliche Gewerbe)
Legal provision: Crafts Code Annex B = Handwerksordnung Anlage B2, Nr. 6
Authorization requirement: Obligation to notify
Competent authority: the appropriate Chamber of Craft

 

 
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