Change registration in the register of craftsmen

If you wish to operate a craft subject to licensing as a standing trade on a self-employed basis, you must be entered in the Register of Crafts. A standing trade is any trade whose activity cannot be attributed to itinerant trade or market trade.

Natural and legal persons as well as partnerships can be entered in the register of skilled crafts.

Note: The Saxon Chambers of Skilled Crafts (HWK) offer comprehensive information on their websites about registration in the Crafts Register. Contact information for the Chambers of Crafts and links to their websites can be found on the pages of the Saxon Association of Crafts.

If there is a change in your registration in the Handicrafts Register, you must immediately notify the Chamber of Handicrafts and the relevant Trade Licensing Office.

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

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle den Onlineantrag und die Formulare der zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben

Zuständige Stelle

local chamber of handicrafts

Hinweis: Sobald Sie eine Postleitzahl oder einen Ort angegeben haben, können wir Ihnen an dieser Stelle weitere Informationen zu der für Sie zuständigen Stelle anzeigen. Ort angeben
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

  • A natural or legal person or a partnership can only be entered in the register of skilled crafts if the requirements for the independent operation of a skilled craft as a standing trade are fulfilled (Section 1 (1) HwO).
  • Registration is also possible if a company provider is employed who fulfills the requirements for entry in the register of skilled crafts with the skilled craft requiring approval to be operated or with a related skilled craft.

Note: The crafts subject to registration are listed in Annex A to the Crafts Code.

Procedure

  • You can submit the application in person or in writing to your responsible Chamber of Crafts (HWK),alternatively via the Single Point of Contact (SSC).
  • Depending on the offer, you can access the application form on the Internet.

Tip: Find out about the procedure and the documents required in your specific case from your Chamber of Skilled Crafts at an early stage ("Required documents").

Required documents

  • Application for change in the register of skilled crafts
  • Proofs and certificates, if necessary
  • Trade re-registration of the responsible trade office

Deadlines

variable

Pay attention to all the instructions, because they will guarantee that your change in the register of craftsmen will be processed quickly and smoothly.

Costs

variable

For the change of your registration in the register of skilled crafts, fees are charged according to the fee schedule of the respective Chamber of Skilled Crafts.

Legal basis

Release note

Chambers of Crafts in the Free State of Saxony. 17.01.2017