Auctioneer: Permission Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Anyone wishing to become a commercial auctioneer requires a permit.

If you want to become a commercial auctioneer, you need a permit from the competent authority.


  • You have the necessary reliability and
  • live in orderly financial circumstances.

The permit may be subject to conditions. Likewise, the subsequent inclusion, modification and supplementation of conditions is permissible.

Elektronischer Antrag auf Erteilung einer Erlaubnis zum Betrieb eines Versteigerungsgewerbes gemäß § 34b GewO (Antragsassistent des Einheitlichen Ansprechpartners Schleswig-Holstein)


Retailers and manufacturers of goods may sell goods that they carry in their business operations by auction in retail sales to the final consumer only as holders of an auctioneer's permit or by an auctioneer commissioned by them.

Upon request, particularly knowledgeable auctioneers, with the exception of legal persons, may generally be publicly appointed and sworn in by the competent authority.

  • §§ 14, 34b Gewerbeordnung (GewO),
  • Ordinance on Commercial Auctions (Auction Ordinance - VerstV),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) Tarifstelle 11.10.1 - VwGebV.

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  • §§ 14, 34b GewO
  • VerstV
  • VwGebV

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