Events (fairs, exhibitions, markets): permit/fixing

If you want to organize a trade fair, an exhibition or a market, you need a permit.

If you want to organize a trade fair, an exhibition or a market, you need the so-called determination of the competent authority. You must request the determination in writing. With the determination, you as the organizer may hold the fair, exhibition or a market, but at the same time you are also obliged to carry out the event. However, the event will only be determined by the competent authority if the requirements of the Industrial Code are met.

Further requirements:

  • the personal reliability of the applicant,
  • Fulfilling the requirements of the Industrial Code for the respective type of event,
  • suitable venue (for example, specialty markets may not take place in retail stores).

As soon as the event has been set, you will receive a written notification. The determination may be subject to conditions.

  • Completed application form or informal application with the following information:
    • name of the organizer,
    • date, time and place of the event,
    • brief description of the event,
    • Information on the product range.
  • Certificate of good conduct of the organizer,
  • Extract from the Central Trade Register,
  • expected list of participants,
  • Occupancy plan of the planned rooms/areas,
  • where applicable, conditions of participation,
  • where applicable, proof of a public market invitation to tender (text and place of publication of the invitation to tender issued before the application was submitted).

The authority may request further documents (for example, a tax clearance certificate).

  • §§ 64-71b Gewerbeordnung (GewO),
  • General administrative regulation for the enforcement of Title IV of the Industrial Code (MarktgewVwV),
  • State Ordinance for the Determination of the Competent Authorities according to the Industrial Code (GewO-ZustVO),
  • Landesverordnung über Verwaltungsgebühren (Allgemeiner Gebührentarif) Tarifstelle 11.15.1 - VwGebV.

Related Links

  • § 64 ff. GewO
  • MarktgewVwV
  • GewO-ZustVO
  • VwGebV

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