Restaurant permit Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone who commercially supplies drinks or food for consumption on the spot operates a restaurant. If the offer also includes alcoholic beverages, a permit is required in accordance with the Bremen Restaurant Act. Such a permit is to be applied for at the Senator for Economy, Labour and Europe, Department of Trade Affairs.

Identity card or passport with a current registration certificate, in the case of representation with written power of attorney: identity card or passport of the authorised representative, as well as a copy of the identity card of the principal Certificate in tax matters of the tax office , (to be applied for at the tax office of the place of residence) Information from the insolvency court as to whether proceedings have been opened, (to be applied for at the district court of the place of residence) Certificate of good conduct in document type OG (for submission to an authority), (to be applied for at the local registration office responsible for your residence) Extract from the list of debtors of the enforcement court, Access to the debtors' register is only possible online at www.vollstreckungsportal.de. Registration is necessary here. You will then receive a PIN by letter post with which you can start your query. The printed result of your query is attached to your application. If a legal entity is planned as operator, information for this legal entity and the entire management is required. Information from the central trade register in document type 9, This can be requested via the trade registration office. The recipient of the application should be the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe - Trade Matters, Katharinenklosterhof 3, 28195 Bremen. If a legal entity is planned as the operator, information for this legal entity and the entire management is required. For corporations (GmbH/UG/AG), - the above-mentioned documents for legal representation (management) must be submitted or obtained. - Information from the central trade register in document type 9 (for the corporation) - Extract from the commercial register and shareholder agreement For clubs, - the above-mentioned documents are to be presented or obtained for the chairman/chairwoman of the board - Information from the central trade register in document type 9 (for the corporation) - Extract from the register of associations


Preconditions
The requirements for the granting of a licence are set out in § 2 of the Bremen Law on Restaurants, according to which a licence is not required under Bremen law if one pursues a catering trade requiring a licence under federal or Land law in another Land, for the pursuit of which reliability is required, and already has the necessary licence. All others require permission from the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe. According to § 2 Para. 2 of the Bremen Restaurant Act, permission must be refused if facts justify the assumption that the applicant does not possess the reliability required for the operation of the restaurant. A prerequisite for the granting of permission is therefore personal reliability.
The application for permission to operate restaurants and bars in Bremen must be submitted to the Senator for Economics, Labour and Europe, Department of Trade Affairs as the d the local competent licensing authority in writing or in person. A representative may also be appointed with a written power of attorney. As soon as the application is complete, the personal reliability of the applicant will be checked on the basis of the documents submitted by you and, if necessary, further official enquiries. After completion of this check, you will be informed of the result without being asked.