Up-to-date information on changing a company's place of establishment, moving a company, time and cost planning, selecting a place of establishment, obligations and permits etc.

Information for newcomers

Please note

The USP (Business Service Portal) has provided an electronic relocation service since 19 June 2019.

In many cases, relocating a company's registered office is the most efficient way to respond to changes in factors such as sales market, costs etc.

When moving a company to a new location, there are certain points to bear in mind with respect to scheduling and costing:

  • Selection of a suitable location and the associated changes and, potentially, obligations
  • Where necessary, obtaining new permits for the new location that are usually only required when starting up a business
  • Compliance with special legal provisions regarding the establishment of businesses, e.g.
  • Obtaining other permits, for example under
    • Urban planning and building law
    • Water law
    • Waste disposal law
    • Nature conservation law
    • Forest law
    • Railway law
    • Road law


The Austiran regional economic chambers (→ WKO)German text and the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (→ BMDW)German text offer the necessary consulting services to help you relocate your business.

Further links

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 25 January 2021

Responsible for the content: Federal Ministry of Justice

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