Auctioning business - notification of holding an auction

The auctioneer must submit notification for each auction at least two weeks prior to the intended auction date. Notification must be submitted to the competent Public Order Office for the district in which the auction will be held and to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Berlin. The notification must be submitted in writing or electronically and must include information regarding the place, time and type of goods auctioned.

In exceptional cases, in particular if the goods to be auctioned are perishable, the authority may shorten the two week notification period upon request.

No notification is necessary for auctioning agricultural inventory, agricultural and forestry products or livestock.

Only second-hand goods must be auctioned. Exceptions apply for new goods or consumable items, for inherited goods, insolvency assets and goods that are auctioned in the course of a business termination or goods sold at public auctions, due to legal provisions.

Online processing

Service provided online


  • Valid permission for auctioning business activities

Documents required


a) free of charge - notification of auction sales
b) EUR 14.32 - for urgent auctions, for which the notification period of two weeks is shortened

Responsible authorities

The notification must be submitted to the competent Public Order Office for the place in which the auction is held as well as to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Berlin.

You can also access this service online via the Business Portal of the Single Point of Contact.
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