Apply for health certificate - for persons (food) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Any person who commercially produces, treats, sells or otherwise places food on the market or comes into contact with food requires a certificate from the public health department in accordance with § 43 of the Infection Protection Act.

In the case of trainees, a decision is made on a case-by-case basis (by the public health department).

  • Identity card or passport
  • Cost absorption certificate Health certificate,

    A decision by the job centre or an application for reimbursement from an authority is not sufficient in this case. The certificate of cost absorption must be addressed to the health office and must include the billing address and signature.


People with insufficient knowledge of German (reading and speaking) need a person to help with the translation.


The certificate replaces the previous health certificates (§§ 17, 18 Federal Law on epizootic diseases). The old certificates (from 1980) remain valid.

Instruction takes place on Monday and Tuesday at 09:00, on Wednesday and Thursday at 14:00.

Consultation hours for answering questions and arranging special barrier-free offers Wednesday, 10 - 12 o'clock, Tel. 361 - 1 51 34

Within the scope of the citizens' consultation hour it is possible to register in person on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 12:00 o'clock for instruction on the subject of health certificates

Further information can be found on the homepage of the public health department.

  • § 43 Infektionsschutzgesetz (IfSG) – Belehrung

After prior online registration via the homepage of the public health department, the instruction takes place at the public health department. This will be handed out after the instruction.

You will find the online registration on the homepage of the Health Office on the right under the menu item "Health Certificate". Afterwards, please click again on the right on "Online form for appointment request".

For people who do not have Internet access, there is now an alternative registration option:
You will receive a form for an appointment request from the gatekeeper of the health office.
It is best to fill it out immediately and hand the completed form in to the doorman immediately.
This forwards it immediately to the responsible coworkers/inside within the range teachings, who then offers immediately by telephone a instruction date to the inquiring ones.

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