Business Licensing Office

Any person operating a business, trade or any other commercial venture in Munich has to register at the Business Licensing Office (Gewerbebehörde).

Point of Single Contact for Entrepreneurs

The Point of Single Contact (PSC) provides comprehensive information on all administrative matters related to setting up or expanding a business in Munich.

Business Registration

Any person operating a business, trade or any other commercial venture in Munich has to register at the Business Licensing Office.

You need to register in person with the following documents:

  • completed registration form (see download below)
  • valid identification card or passport
  • copy of your Commercial Register entry (if your company is listed)
  • in the case of a limited liability company that is in the process of being founded:

a copy of the notarized article of agreement and a power of attorney issued by the founder

To EU-citizens a business registration certificate will be issued immediately.
Fee: 47- 50 Euros

Special note:
Your registration is required before you begin operating your business. Operating a business without prior registration is subject to penalties.

Some professions (for example doctors or lawyers) do not require a registration. If in doubt, please contact the Point of Single Contact (PSC) to verify whether your business needs a registration.

Re-registration of Business

You need to re-register when you

  • change the address of your business (relocating within Munich)
  • engange in a different business activity
  • widen your range of services or products (which are not yet covered by your initial registration)

You need to submit the following documents (in person or by mail):

  • completed re-registration form (see download below)
  • valid identification card or passport
  • copy of your Commercial Register entry (if your company is listed)
  • in the case of a limited liability company in the process of being founded:

a copy of the notarized article of agreement and a power of attorney issued by the founder

Your business re-registration certificate will be issued immediately or sent to you by mail.
Fee: 28 Euros

De-registration of Business

If you no longer operate your business you need to cancel your business registration certificate If you sell your business, the new owner must apply for a new business registration certificate. Business registration certificates are not transferable to new business owners.

Please download, complete and submit the de-registration form.

Fee: 25 Euros
 

Business Activities requiring Special Permits

For some types of business you need more than just a registration. A permit or license is required for

  • Bookkeeping and other financial services
  • Security
  • Real estate
  • Auctioneers
  • Pawn shops
  • Hotels and restaurants 

Please contact the Point of Single Contact (PSC) to verify whether your business requires a license. 

Craftsmen

Craftsmen must abide by specific regulations. They need a craftsman’s card when registering their business. It is issued by the local chamber of crafts (Handwerkskammer) following entry in the craftsmen’s register.

  • Kreisverwaltungsreferat (KVR)

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    Gewerbeangelegenheiten und Verbraucherschutz
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    Implerstraße 11

    +49 89 233-96030

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