The relocation of a standing commercial enterprise within the territory of the competent authority as well as a change or expansion of the goods or services offered that are not customary for the registered business require a re-registration of the business.
Among others, the tax office, chamber of crafts, chamber of industry and commerce, district court, employers' liability insurance associations and the trade supervisory office are informed about the business re-registration.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Samtgemeinde and the city.
This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.
Which documents are required?
- Identity card or passport
- Excerpt from the Commercial Register
- if applicable, proof of registration with the Chamber of Crafts
- If applicable, certificate of permission
- Craft card, if applicable
- in case of representation:
- Power of Attorney
What are the fees?
The amount of the fees results - according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 22.214.171.124 - depending on time required. However, a maximum of EUR 43.00 will be charged.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The business re-registration must be carried out at the same time as the relocation of the business or the change or expansion of the goods or services offered.
Processing Time: 3 Days§ 15 Abs. 1 Gewerbeordnung (GewO)
Applications / forms
In the business registration procedure, the display forms prescribed in accordance with § 14 of the Industrial Code (GewO) must be used.
What else should I know?
Service providers who meet the requirements of Article 4 No. 5 of Directive (EC) No. 2006/123 on services in the internal market within the scope of the Industrial Code (GewO) and therefore do not fall under § 4 para. 1 sentence 2 GewO are also obliged to notify, even if they have a branch in another EU Member State. Exceptionally, the permanent activity outside or without having one may also be notifiable if it is triggered on the initiative of the client.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport