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Checking the reliability of traders in the case of industries requiring monitoring


In the case of the following branches of trade, the trade authority must check the reliability of the trader immediately after the business registration or re-registration has been submitted:

  • Purchase and sale (second-hand trade) of
    • high-quality consumer goods, in particular consumer electronics, computers, cameras, video cameras, carpets, fur and leather clothing
    • Motor vehicles and bicycles
    • Precious metals and alloys containing precious metals or the like
    • Gemstones, pearls and jewelry
    • Scrap metals
  • Credit agencies, detective agencies
  • Mediation of marriages, partnerships and acquaintances
  • Operation of travel agencies and arrangement of accommodation
  • Locksmiths, distribution and installation of building security systems
  • Manufacture and distribution of special theft-related opening tools

For this purpose, you must apply for a certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority and an extract from the central trade register for submission to an authority immediately after the business registration.

Process flow

After you have registered or re-registered a business requiring monitoring, the trade authority will check your reliability.

Requirements

Successful business registration or re-registration for the above-mentioned branches of trade

Which documents are required?

  • Certificate of good conduct according to § 30 paragraph 5 of the Federal Central Register Act (BZRG) for submission to an authority (Leika key: 99049001001002):
  • If the trader is a natural person, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for submission to an authority.
  • In the case of partnerships, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for for each managing partner to be submitted to an authority.
  • In the case of legal entities, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for by each legal representative for submission to an authority.
  • Excerpt from the Central Trade Register in accordance with Section 150 (5) of the Industrial Code (GewO) for submission to an authority (Leika key: 99052002109000):
  • If the trader is a natural person, an extract from the central trade register must be applied for submission to an authority.
  • In the case of partnerships, an extract from the central trade register must be applied for for submission to an authority for each managing partner.
  • In the case of legal entities, a certificate of good conduct must be applied for by each legal representative for submission to an authority.

What are the fees?

If applicable, state law fee required for background check

Die Gebühr kann in Niedersachsen gemäß § 1 Abs. 1 i. V. m. dem Kostentarif (Anlage zu § 1 Abs. 1) AllGO bis zu 43 € betragen, sofern die Zuverlässigkeitsprüfung zu keinen Beanstandungen führt. Ist als Ergebnis der Überprüfung die erforderliche persönliche Zuverlässigkeit nicht gegeben und die Tätigkeit nicht eingestellt, das Gewerbe nicht abgemeldet, macht dies ein Gewerbeuntersagungsverfahren nach § 35 Gewerbeordnung erforderlich. Die dafür nach den vorgenannten Grundlagen zulässige Gebühr kann bis zu 1.147 € betragen.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Immediately after the registration or re-registration of a business requiring monitoring

Processing duration

not applicable

Applications / forms

  • Forms: none
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance when applying on site: no
  • Online procedure possible: There is no separate online procedure for the background check of traders. However, the certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority and the extract from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority can be applied for online.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)