Chartered Engineering Consultants – License for Firms

Competent authority

Costs and fees

  • Request:
    • EUR 47.30 federal fee;
    • attachment: EUR 3.90 per sheet.
  • Official decision:
    • EUR 83.60 federal fee;
    • EUR 98 federal administrative levy.

Fees or taxes become due once the procedure is settled. For this purpose a payment form will be mailed to the party concerned.


No special deadlines need to be observed.

General information

Civil engineers may, for the sole purpose of exercising their profession on a permanent basis, form any private company or corporate entity which can be registered in the Austrian commercial register under Austrian law with special authorisation by the competent authority.

Last update

6 February 2023

Legal basis

Sections 23 to 30 and following of the Ziviltechnikergesetz (ZTG)


The request may be submitted personally, in writing or by e-mail to the competent authority.

Required documents

  • Articles of association (notarial deed)
  • Decision on licensing chartered engineering consultants with powers of management and representation
  • Sworn declaration that no grounds for disqualification exist


  • Civil engineers with powers of management and representation who are partners/shareholders and/or members of the board must cover all aspects of the firm's licence by the powers they actually exercise.
  • The articles of association must comply with the provisions of the Ziviltechnikergesetz (ZTG).

Responsible for the content

Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy
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