Apply for operating licence for pharmacy Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you want to reopen or take over a pharmacy, you must submit a written application for an operating licence.

In the documents to be submitted, you prove your qualification as a permit holder, prove that you have suitable operating rooms and assure swearing to comply with certain legal requirements.

It is recommended that you contact the competent authority before submitting your application in order to clarify the scope of the necessary documents for your application.

Required documents are provided in the Pharmacy Act.

You can clarify the type and scope of the documents with the competent authority.


Permission must be granted on request if you meet all requirements in accordance with Section 2 of the Pharmacy Act.

Related Links

  • Section 1 (2) Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • Section 2 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • Section 6 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • Section 2a Pharmacy Operating Regulations (ApBetrO)
  • Section 4 Pharmacy Operating Regulations (ApBetrO)
  • Section 4 (1) No. 4 Federal PharmacistS' Regulations
  • You submit your written application to the competent authority.
  • The Authority shall request further documents where appropriate.
  • The operating licence shall be issued if the competent authority determines that the legal requirements have been met.
  • In the event of a new opening, an appointment is agreed for the inspection of the pharmacy ready for operation before the start of operations.

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