Entry in the register of crafts and crafts-like trades that are exempt from registration

If you take up an unlicensed trade or a trade similar to a trade, you must report this to your competent Chamber of Crafts. In this case, you will not be entered in the Handicrafts Register, but in the "Register of Owners of a Business in an Admission-Free Craft or Craft-Similar Trade".

Tip: The Saxon Chambers of Skilled Crafts (HWK) offer comprehensive information on their websites about registration in the Register of Skilled Crafts and in the "Register of Owners of a Business of an Unlicensed Skilled Crafts or a Trade Similar to a Skilled Crafts". Contact information and links to the websites of the Chambers of Crafts can be found on the website of the Saxon Crafts Council.

Single Point of Contact

For this procedure, you can use the service of the Single Point of Contact (Einheitlicher Ansprechpartner). They will guide you through the administrative procedure, take care of correspondence with all the offices responsible for your request and will be available to you as a competent advisor.

Onlineantrag und Formulare

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Zuständige Stelle

Chamber of Crafts (HWK)

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Warum soll ich einen Ort angeben?
Mit Hilfe der Ortsangabe können wir die für Sie passenden Informationen, Formulare, Dienste und Ihre zuständige Stelle anzeigen.
Welchen Ort soll ich angeben?
Zum Beispiel Ihren Wohnort, wenn Sie einen Reisepass beantragen wollen oder den Unternehmensstandort, wenn Sie ein Gewerbe anmelden möchten.

Service details

Prerequisite

In order to be listed in the "Register of Owners of a Business of an Admission-Free Craft or a Craft Similar to a Craft", you do not need any proof of qualification - in contrast to a craft that is subject to registration in the register of crafts.

Note: A list of professions that can be operated as trades exempt from licensing or trades similar to trades can be found in Annex B to the Crafts Code.

Procedure

You must immediately notify the Chamber of Skilled Crafts of the commencement of an unlicensed trade or a trade similar to a trade after registering your trade.

  • You can apply for registration in the "Register of Owners of a Business in an Admission-Free Craft or Craft-Similar Trade" in person or in writing at the Chamber of Crafts or via the Single Point of Contact (EA).
  • If you submit the application in writing, you must enclose the documents to be submitted as copies, certified copies or originals, depending on the chamber.

Business card

The Chamber of Crafts has to issue a certificate (trade card) about the registration in the register of owners of a business of an admission-free trade or a trade similar to a trade. With the trade card, you can later legitimize yourself as a registered trade business.

Contact your Chamber of Skilled Crafts at an early stage to find out about the procedure and the documents to be submitted in your specific case (see also the information below).

Required documents

For example, the Chambers of Crafts may require the following documents:

  • current identity card or passport with current confirmation of registration
  • valid certificate of residence without conditions for foreigners, unless they are citizens of the EU
  • Shareholders' agreement

Costs

variable

For the entry in the register of owners of a business of an unlicensed craft or a craft-like trade, fees are charged according to the schedule of fees of the respective Chamber of Crafts.

Legal basis

  • §§ 18 bis 20 Handwerksordnung (HwO) – Zulassungsfreie Handwerke und handwerksähnliche Gewerbe

Release note

Chambers of Crafts in the Free State of Saxony. 23.12.2020