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Monitoring of facility licensing proceedings

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affair, the federal states and the charter towns agreed to establish, as of 2017, a monitoring system, applicable throughout Austria, of the duration of the licensing proceedings for trade facilities.

Under this agreement, the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs publishes the results for each calendar year.

Average duration of facility licensing proceedings, in calendar days

Source of information 2017 2018
New licences in cities/towns (1) 75.04 74.94
Modification licences in cities/towns (2) 76.00 86.78
New licences outside cities/towns (3) 59.68 58.93
Modification licences outside cities/towns (4) 55.68 54.58

(1) Federal average duration of new licensing proceedings in calendar days, in charter cities/towns.
(2) Federal average duration of modification licensing proceedings in calendar days, in charter cities/towns.
(3) Federal average duration of new licensing proceedings in calendar days, outside charter cities/towns.
(4) Federal average duration of modification licensing proceedings in calendar days, outside charter cities/towns.

Cities/towns with own statute (charter cities/towns) are:
Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, St. Pölten, Villach, Steyr, Wels, Krems an der Donau, Wiener Neustadt, Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Eisenstadt, Rust.
The charter cities/towns are represented in the monitoring system by Österreichischer Städtebund (Austrian Association of Cities and Towns).

The results constitute statistical averages and may deviate on either side depending on the location.
The breakdown of results for urban areas (represented by charter cities/towns) and extra-urban areas (represented by the district commissioner‘s offices) serves to improve statistical approximation. The table does not constitute any guarantee for the duration of any future individual proceedings.

Information on data secrecy

The monitoring system at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs does not process data on individual proceedings or personal data. For the monitoring, the federal government uses and processes solely statistically aggregated data without any reference to individuals or companies.

Contact

Division for Trade Law: gewerbe@bmdw.gv.at