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Craft - registration in the Directory of Craft-Like Trades

Anyone taking up or terminating independent operations of a craft-like trade must immediately inform the Chamber of Crafts that is responsible for the chamber-district in which the premises are located. The names of legal representatives of legal entities and of authorised partners of private companies must also be registered.
A trade is considered to be craft-like pursuant to the Crafts Code, if it is operated on a craft-oriented basis and listed in attachment B, section 2 of the Crafts Code (see legal basis).

After the Chamber of Crafts has been informed of the craft-like trade, a confirmation of registration in the Directory of Crafts Not Requiring Approval and Craft-Like Trades will be issued.

Unlike registration of a trade in the Register of Craftsmen for a craft that requires registration and approval, no proof of qualification or title of master craftsman is required for the registration in the “Directory of operators of business in the areas of crafts that are exempt from registration and craft-like trades”.

Online processing

Service provided online

Prerequisites

Documents required

  • Identity document
    Presentation of identity card or passport including certificate of registration or residence permit or other similar personal documents
  • Application for registration in the Directory of Craft-Like Trades
    The Chamber of Crafts keeps a directory in which operators of a business in the area of a craft not requiring approval or of a craft-like trade must be registered with their business.

Fees

Entry in the register of craft-like trades:

  • From natural persons 80,00 EUR
  • From legal entities 180,00 EUR
  • From other partnerships 140.00 EUR
If there are more than 2 shareholders, an additional half for each additional shareholder.
(More information under legal bases)

Responsible authorities

Registration in the Directory of Craft-Like Trades can be applied for with the Chamber of Crafts that is responsible for the principal place of business. If this address is not yet known, registration can also be applied for with the Chamber of Crafts that is responsible for the applicant’s place of residence.

You can also access this service online via the Business Portal of the Single Point of Contact.
Online business services

Handwerkskammer Berlin