The tasks of the authorised district chimney sweep range from the initial acceptance during the construction or modification of combustion plants to the implementation of fireplace inspections and event-related inspections as well as the determination of the chimney sweep work required in the specific individual case (fireplace notice) to the monitoring of the fulfilment of the owner's obligations and the implementation of substitute measures at the instigation of the competent authority.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city and the large independent city.
These municipal authorities also supervise the authorised district chimney sweeps.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
The fees are levied by the authorized district chimney sweep on the basis of the sweeping and inspection regulations and are to be borne by the property owner or by the community of apartment owners.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
What else should I know?
From 2013, homeowners will be able to choose which chimney sweep they want to commission to carry out the regular sweeping, inspection and measuring work required by law. The chimney sweep register kept by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control enables a quick and unbureaucratic determination of which chimney sweep company is authorized to carry out state-prescribed chimney sweeping work.
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