Für einige Wirtschaftszweige bzw. Berufe bestehen besondere Zulassungsbedingungen, das heißt vor Aufnahme der Tätigkeit ist eine staatliche Genehmigung (in der Regel beim Gewerbeamt) zu beantragen und einzuholen.
Dies gilt zum Beispiel für:
Businesses requiring certification or a licence
Restrictions on the freedom of economic activity exist mainly in areas where either the common good or the health and safety of individuals might be jeopardised. Those wishing to run such a business must generally obtain a special permit from the authorities in addition to notifying the Ordnungsamt in the normal way. The authorities will require regular proof of personal trustworthiness and evidence that one’s financial affairs are in order. For some professions, proof of specialist knowledge and competence is required too. In individual cases, the workplace must also comply with special conditions.
Examples of businesses requiring certification:
Ambulance service, auction sales, brokerage, capital investment brokerage, car rental, catering establishments serving alcohol, coach services, construction support, credit brokerage, debt advisers, debt collection agencies, detective agencies, employment services, estate agencies, fast-food outlets, financial consultancies, financial services, gaming machine installation, housing agency services, insurance brokerage, investment advice, investment brokerage, itinerant trades, labour leasing, land agencies, legal advice, loan brokerage, market trading, organising lotteries, pawnbroking, pest control, podiatrists, property Man agement, provision of accommodation, road haulage, securities-related services, security work, taxi services, temporary employment agencies, trade in firearms, trade in pesticides, trade in second-hand goods, trade in vertebrates, travel agencies, wholesale pharmaceuticals