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Restaurant operation Approval early start of operations


  • If you want to operate a standing catering business, you must notify the competent authority at least 4 weeks before offering drinks or prepared food for the first time.
  • This also applies if the catering industry is only to be operated for a short time.
  • The same procedure shall apply to the operation of a branch, a dependent branch, the transfer of the permanent establishment and the extension of the offer to alcoholic beverages or prepared foods.
  • Deviating from this, the competent authority may allow an earlier start of the catering business if compliance with the 4-week period is not reasonable for you as the operator.
  • Submit an explanation together with the restaurant advertisement why it is not reasonable for you to wait 4 weeks before starting the restaurant business
  • After assessing the situation, the competent restaurant authority will inform you whether an earlier start can be permitted.

This procedure can also be handled by a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

The municipality in whose local area of responsibility the operation is to be commenced.

- You must be able to demonstrate that you cannot reasonably be expected to comply with the statutory period of 4 weeks.

  • Identity card or comparable identity document
  • If applicable, power of attorney

Fees are charged in accordance with tariff number 40.6.2 of the annex to §1 paragraph 1 of the General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO).

Fee: 1,00 - 112,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
is calculated according to the time spent

There is a considerable interest in adhering to the notification period of 4 weeks before the start of operations. However, if compliance with this deadline is not reasonable for you, you are requested to report the first serving of beverages or the delivery of prepared food for consumption on the spot as early as possible.

Notification Period: 4 Weeks
before offering beverages or prepared food for the first time

If there is sufficient justification, prompt processing will take place.

  • The request to allow the earlier start of the catering industry can be applied for informally at the competent authority.
  • Online procedure: possible
  • Written form: not required
  • Personal appearance: not required

Administrative court proceedings

There is a considerable public interest in complying with the 4-week deadline. Early knowledge of an intended restaurant industry is not only important for the restaurant administration but also for other legal concerns such as food hygiene law, building law, etc. is significant. Earlier authorisation can therefore only be considered in particularly justified exceptional cases. This may be, for example, the case that a takeover of a restaurant business becomes unforeseen as a result of serious illness or death of the previous operator.

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

competent Bodies


Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen
Postal address: Post Office Box 1134 , 26898 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Station Rhede (Ems), Markt
Bus: 611
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Paypal, Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Sepa Direct Debit

Ansprechpartner

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, 49705 Meppen
Address: Ordeniederung 1, 49716 Meppen
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
Address: Friedrichswall 1 , 30159 Hannover
Telephone: 0800 818-8100

Data protection information


Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen
Postal address: Post Office Box 1134 , 26898 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Timetable
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Station Rhede (Ems), Markt
Bus: 611
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Paypal, Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Sepa Direct Debit

Ansprechpartner

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 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Timetable
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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