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Businesses not requiring a licence

Apart from some businesses specified in the Industrial Code (Gewerbeordnung – GewO), for which a special permit is required, every so-called “established business” (derived from a fixed location, in contrast to itinerant trade or market trading) can be freely operated in Germany.

Owners of businesses not requiring a licence simply have to report the establishment of their commercial activity to the Business Registration Office (Gewerbeamt) (and any changes to their commercial activities, such as the relocation of the business within the area, if they give up the business and also any change to the object of the business or any extension to the originally reported business activity). Registering the tax of the business is also connected to reporting to the Business Registration Office.