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Register of Crafts, Directory of Crafts Not Requiring Approval and Craft-Like Trades - Deletion

The Register of Craftsmen, the Directory of Crafts Not Requiring Approval, the Directory of
Craft-Like Trades are lists of businesses that actually exist.
If the conditions for registration in the directories mentioned above no longer exist,
the entry must be deleted officially or upon application. The entitlement to exercise the craft/trade expires, when
the deletion is complete.

Reasons for a deletion include:
· termination of a business
· death of the business owner
· refounding of the company / change of its legal form
· relocation to a different chamber’s district
· abandonment of one trade in the case of multiple entries

Online processing

Service provided online

Prerequisites

  • Entry in the Register of Craftsmen or the Directory of Crafts Not Requiring Approval or the Directory of Craft-Like Trades with the Chamber of Crafts

Documents required

  • Application for deletion
    Deletion can take place no sooner than on the day after the termination
    of the professional activity has become known / the letter has been received. A retroactive deletion is not possible, for legal reasons.
  • Copy of the business registration confirmation
    Please include a copy of the confirmed business registration from the relevant trade / public order office.
  • Returning original crafts and trades card
    The original craftsman’s and trade card needs to be returned. It is not necessary to appear in person.

Fees

none

Responsible authorities

Deletion must be applied for with the Chamber of Crafts that is responsible for the place of business.
Please note that de-registering your business with the trade office does not automatically lead to the deletion of your entry in the Register of Craftsmen, the Directory of Crafts Not Requiring Approval or the Directory of Craft-Like Businesses with the Chamber of Crafts.

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

Handwerkskammer Berlin

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