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Findings from the reliability test certificate

Process flow

- Contact the authority that has checked your reliability in the context of the notification procedure of a restaurant and ask them for certification of the knowledge gained from it.

- The findings will be certified in writing.

Who should I contact?

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.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Competent authority

Responsible is the municipality to which the reception of alcohol serving in the context of a restaurant operation has been notified.


The restaurant authority has carried out a check of reliability in accordance with § 3 paragraph 1 sentence 1 NGastG.

§ 3 paragraph 1 sentence 1 NGastG

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or a comparable identity document
  • Power of attorney of the legal representatives

What are the fees?

Fees apply in accordance with tariff number 40.6.3 of the annex to § 1 paragraph 1 general fee ordinance of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO).

Fee: 0,00 - 56,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Lower Saxony Restaurant Act (NGastG)

Processing duration

Approximately 14 days

Applications / forms

  • shapeless
  • Online procedure: possible
  • Written form: not required
  • Personal appearance necessary: if necessary.


If the competent restaurant authority rejects the certificate of the findings from the background check, you can file a complaint with the locally competent administrative court.

What else should I know?

  • The verification of personal reliability is usually carried out by using the police certificate of good conduct in accordance with §30 paragraph 5 of the Federal Central Register Act and information from the central trade register in accordance with § 150 paragraph 1 of the Industrial Code. The certificate shall be limited to the reproduction of the information contained therein.
  • If there are no findings there, this will be certified.
  • Otherwise, the corresponding entries will be certified on request. This makes clear the legal nature of the certificate.
  • This is not an administrative act, but an instrument of knowledge transfer and serves primarily as an access to knowledge.

Lower Saxony Restaurant Act (NGastG)

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

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