For an area outside of Lower Saxony and foreign languages, some menu items and functions are not available. Please go to the service page of the respective country.

For Citizens

Enter your place of residence or the place where you would like to contact the administration or use the location determination.

Trade registration

A trade is any non-socially unsocial, independent, permanent and profit-generating activity carried out in its own name and on its own account.

The trades do not include:

  • socially unworthy activities, e.g. clairvoyant,
  • primary production, e.g. agriculture and forestry,
  • professions, e.g. doctors, lawyers, tax consultants,
  • the management of own assets (unless it is a company registered in the commercial register).

The commencement of an independent business in the standing trade or the operation of a branch or an independent branch must be notified to the competent authority at the same time as the start of the business.

Trades operated by:

  • Individual tradesmen (natural persons)
  • Partnerships (each partner authorised to represent a partnership is subject to notification)
  • in the case of legal entities, the legal entity itself (GmbH, AG)

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

Top of the Page