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Catering Trade – Derogating Measures – Minimum Equipment

General Information

Caution

In general, these regulations also apply to business owners from EU-countries in Austria.

Persons running any catering trade must keep business premises and any other premises as well as the equipment thereof in good repair at all times. They are, furthermore, obliged to ensure the compliance of any business premises and other related premises, and the equipment thereof, as well as the operative business, with the requirements of the business run.

If necessary, the provincial governor, taking into account tourism-specific, as well as regional and local particularities, may pass a decree specifying any minimum equipment. By doing so, measures to be complied with by the traders when running their business are specified.

Please note

Any catering businesses that provide for not more than eight seats for the consumption of food and beverages are exempt from the above regulations.

On application exemptions (derogating measures) from the regulations specifying any minimum equipment may be granted.

Requirements

The derogating measures must ensure the maintenance of minimum standards as adequate to the related business activities.

Deadline

No special time-limits need be observed.

Competent Authority

The trade authority having territorial for the trade premises:

Please note

If the measures apply only to any business activities in further business premises, applications must be submitted to the competent trade authority of such further business premises.

Procedure

Applications can be made in person, in writing, or also electronically. Applications must include any compensatory measures.

Documents Required

No special documents are necessary.

Expenses

There are no stamp duties and federal administration fees (section 333a of the Gewerbeordnung).

Legal Basis

Section 112 paragraph 2c of the Gewerbeordnung (GewO)

Expert Information

No expert information is available.

last update: 18 January 2021

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