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Business Deregistration

If you want to cease the operation of your business, you are obliged to deregister your business.

The same applies if you move the headquarters of your company or a branch or a dependent branch of your company to a new location and this results in the responsibility of a different municipality. First, deregister your business or business at the previous location. Then log it back in to the new location.

If you change the legal form of your business, a business deregistration is also required. First of all, you must deregister your business under the previous legal form. You then re-register your business under the new legal form.

If you move your head office of your company or a branch or a dependent branch of your company to a new location without changing the responsibility within the municipality, a business re-registration is sufficient.

The deregistration of the following persons or their authorised representatives shall be carried out:

  • in the case of individual trades, by the trader himself,
  • in the case of corporations (e.B. GmbH, AG) by the legal representative(s).

In the case of partnerships (e.B. OHG, KG, GbR/BGB-Gesellschaft, GmbH & Co. KG), business deregistrations must be made by all shareholders entitled to manage

Process flow

You can deregister your business in writing or electronically.

You will receive a certificate from the authorities to receive your business deregistration.

The body responsible for deregistration forwards the business deregistration to other bodies, such as the tax office, the employers' liability insurance association, the Chamber of Crafts or the Chamber of Industry and Commerce and, if necessary, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. the registry court.

Requirements

  • The fully completed and signed "Business Deregistration" - GewA 3
  • Copy of the identity card or passport with registration certificate, or presentation on site. In the case of electronic business deregistration, depending on the municipality, further suitable and appropriate procedures for establishing identity (e.B. PIN/TAN procedure, the electronic ID function, De-Mail or a self-declaration of identity).
  • Copy of the commercial registerExescript if your company is entered in the commercial register (also: cooperative register, register of associations)

Which documents are required?

  • The fully completed and signed "Business Deregistration" - GewA 3
  • Copy of the identity card or passport with registration certificate, or presentation on site. In the case of electronic business deregistration, depending on the municipality, further suitable and appropriate procedures for establishing identity (e.B. PIN/TAN procedure, the electronic ID function, De-Mail or a self-declaration of identity).
  • Copy of the commercial registerExescript if your company is entered in the commercial register (also: cooperative register, register of associations)

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees is - in accordance with Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 40.1.2.1 - depending on the time required. However, a maximum of EUR 43.00 will be charged.

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

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You are obliged to deregister your business at the time of the dissolution of the business or at the time of the transfer of business to the area of responsibility of another municipality or the change of legal form

Processing duration

If you have completed the form correctly and your documents are complete, the authority will immediately certify receipt of your deregistration by personal appointment. In the case of written or electronic deregistration, you will receive the acknowledgement of receipt of your business deregistration within 3 days.

Processing Time: 3 Days
§ 15 paragraph 1 Of the Industrial Code (GewO)

Applications / forms

  • You can deregister your business in person or by electronic means.
  • In the case of personal deregistration, you must fill out the form "Business Deregistration" - GewA 3 and sign it personally.
  • In the electronic procedure, the same data is collected as in the context of personal deregistration. However, the form of the form form may be deviated from and there is no signature requirement.
  • In the case of electronic deregistration, the body responsible for deregistration can use suitable and appropriate procedures to determine your identity in the online procedure (e.B. PIN/TAN procedure, the electronic ID function, De-Mail or a self-declaration of identity).

§ 14 Industrial Code (GewO)

What else should I know?

If the cessation of the business is clearly determined and you do not deregister your business, the deregistration will be carried out ex officio.

Directive (EC) No 2006/123 on services in the internal market

§ 4 Industrial Code (GewO)

Technically approved by

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

competent Bodies

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Direct Debit, Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Cash Payment

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Address: Ordeniederung 1, 49716 Meppen
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
Address: Friedrichswall 1 , 30159 Hannover
Telephone: 0800 818-8100
Fax: 0511 120-5774
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Direct Debit, Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Cash Payment

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

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