Stand permit

Important notes


You must be in possession of a sales tax book.

Documents required

  • VAT booklet,
  • if applicable, proof of VAT exemption

Unless the market is set according to the trade regulations:
  • Travel business card
  • Special use permit
In the case of employees, a duplicate or certified copy of the trader's travel business card must be carried with them.
In the case of fixed markets in accordance with Section 69 of the Trade Regulations (GewO), there is no requirement for a travel trade card.

Please note

Approval and allocation of a stand space is carried out by the on-site market master.


It is recommended to submit the application well in advance of the market taking place.

Procedure & Fees


You can submit your application for a stand as a day applicant in oral or written form. A written application is required for an annual or seasonal stand.

Processing time

Daily admission: 10-20 minutes

Annual or seasonal approval 4-6 weeks


The amount of the fees depends on the size of the sales stand and the location of the weekly market.

Legal notes

Legal basis

  • Admission and usage regulations for weekly markets

  • Ordinance on weekly markets, folk festivals and fairs

  • Trade Regulations (GewO)

  • Law for the maintenance of public safety and order at markets and public festivals

  • Fee schedule for the market

For markets that are not publicly set:

  • Hamburg Road Act (HWG)

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