Projecting of land adjustment
This activity constitutes a regulated trade.
In order to pursue a regulated trade, the person wishing to conduct the activity must obtain a certificate of trade authorisation issued by the relevant District (Trade Licence) office, acting as the Point of Single Contact (PSC), according to the place of residence of a natural person, registered office of a legal person, the address of a place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the address of a place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking, based on a trade notification.
In order to obtain a certificate of trade authorisation, the applicant must comply with the general and specific conditions for the pursuit of the trade and must pay an administrative fee of € 15 (€ 7.5 in the event of electronic notification of the trade) per regulated trade.
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Once all the conditions have been fulfilled, natural persons with residence in an EU or OECD Member State, legal persons already registered in the Business Register and legal persons that are not subject to registration in the Business Register may start their business already on the day of trade notification. The PSC shall issue a trade licence within 3 business days of the date, when the trade notification and statements from the register of criminal records had been delivered to it.
A natural person or legal person wishing to pursue a regulated trade must fulfil the general and specific conditions for the pursuit of the trade:
the general conditions for the pursuit of a regulated trade are the following:
- age 18 and above;
- full legal capacity;
- clean criminal record (evidenced by a statement from the register of criminal records)
a specific condition for the pursuit of a regulated trade is the demonstration of professional aptitude
Fulfilment of general conditions by a Slovak legal person: the general conditions apply to the statutory body or responsible representative, if appointed; the specific conditions apply to the appointed responsible representative, unless otherwise stipulated in the Trades Act. In the event of a foreign person’s undertaking, the general conditions apply to the head of the foreign person’s undertaking and, in the case of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking, the head of that organisational unit.
Statements from the register of criminal records: natural persons with residence and legal persons with registered office in the Slovak Republic, to whom the condition of a clean criminal record applies, shall provide the data necessary for requesting a statement from the register of criminal records maintained by the General Prosecution of the Slovak Republic. Persons who are not Slovak nationals shall document their fulfilment of the condition of a clean criminal record by a statement from the register of criminal records issued in their home Member State or a natural person’s Member State of origin or, where such statements are not being issued, an equivalent document issued by the relevant court or administrative body or, where such documents are not issued within 2 months of request, an affidavit. The document may be dating back no more than 3 months and must be translated into the state language.
Professional aptitude for the pursuit of this regulated trade is evidenced by the following:
- a certificate.
A body competent to grant the certificate is the Ministry of Agriculture and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter referred to as the "Ministry"). The Ministry grants the certificate to a natural person who
- has a clean criminal record. (for the purposes of this Act, a person is deemed to have a clean criminal record if they have not been lawfully convicted of a wilful crime or a crime committed of negligence whose elements relate to the subject matter of the activities for which the certificate is sought);
- has successfully passed a final test following the completion of the relevant professional training.An entrepreneur may fulfil the condition of professional aptitude also through the appointment of a responsible representative.
A person from the Community (EU, EEA and Switzerland) may practice a regulated profession in Slovakia provided that his/her professional qualifications have been recognised by the competent Slovak authority.
The competent Slovak authority responsible for this trade is:
Trade License Department of the District Office shall issue a trade license certificate to a person from the Community after submitting a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications.
You can ask the competent authority for recognition of professional qualifications also through an online portal - electronic online form "general agenda" (“všeobecná agenda”).
This registered trade involves land arrangement planning activities. The purpose of land arrangement activities is to provide for a rational spatial arrangement of ownership titles to lands within a given area and other related immovable agricultural and forestry property; performed in the public interest in compliance with the requirements and conditions of environmental protection and creation of a territorial system of ecological stability, functions of an agricultural landscape and operating and economic aspects of modern agricultural and forestry management and rural development support.
Land arrangements include:
- identification and re-arrangement of ownership rights and rights of use, as well as related substantive rights within the borders of land arrangements and re-arrangement of lands (land consolidation, land partitioning and other land arrangements);
- technical, biological, ecological, economic and legal measures related to a new arrangement of legal relationships.
The borders of a land arrangement project encompass a set of all lands intended for the performance of land arrangements. The land arrangement project consists of:
- an accompanying report containing a summary overview of the land arrangement procedure;
- background materials;
- a proposal for land re-arrangement within the borders of land arrangements, containing geodetic and identification data, disaggregated by:
- the principles concerning the location of new lands;
- plans of public facilities and measures, plans of common facilities and measures in relation to a proposal for a local territorial system of ecological stability for the purpose of land arrangements;
- a land partitioning plan in the form of a location and setting out plan and a list of financial compensations.
This registered trade does not involve planning activities within the meaning of restricted activities in construction works pursuant to Act No. 50/1976 Coll. on land-use planning and building order (the Building Act) as amended. Also, this trade does not involve the performance of geodetic works on land arrangements and preparation of the necessary documentation; this activity is covered by the registered trade in "geodetic and cartographic activities" (number 35 in Annex 2 to Act No. 455/1991 Coll. on licensed trade (the Trades Act) as amended).
An entrepreneur shall:
Set up an establishment (the establishment may also be set up after the date of trade notification), designate it and notify its setting up to the PSC no later than on the date of setting up. The establishment must be approved by the Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic.
Demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property: a natural person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property indicated as the place of business, if the address of the place of business is different from the address of residence; a foreign person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real estate property indicated as the place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking. A legal person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property indicated as its registered office, with the exception of legal persons that are subject to registration in the Business Register; a foreign person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real estate property indicated as the place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking.
Notify the scope of its business, the location and name of establishments, if set up, including the addresses, and the mailing address, if different from the registered office or place of business, to the Assay Office of the Slovak Republic in writing within 15 days of commencement of business activities.
|Issuance of a certificate of trade authorisation per regulated trade||€ 15|
|Issuance of a certificate of trade authorisation per regulated trade submitted electronically||€ 7.50|
The fee may be paid:
- in the form of an e-stamp tax ("kiosk", Slovak Post Office);
- in the form of a cash or card payment to the relevant administrative authority;
- for electronic submission by a wire transfer from a bank account.
A regulated trade notification may be submitted:
- in person at the relevant local PSC according to the address of permanent residence in the event of a natural person or registered office in the event of a legal person; in the event of foreign persons, the relevant local PSC depends on the address of a place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the address of a place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking
trade notification form - natural person (RTF, 35 kB)(available for download)
trade notification form – legal person (RTF, 34 kB)(available for download)
By filling in and sending either electronic or paper notification form the entrepreneur has fulfilled all procedures necessary for starting a business. Where a trade is notified by a natural person, the PSC shall automatically handle registration with the Tax Office, registration in the mandatory health insurance system and, in the event of a Slovak natural person, also a statement from the register of criminal records free of charge. The use of these services is mandatory for natural persons. For legal persons, the PSC shall automatically provide a statement from the register of criminal records; other PSC services, such as registration in the Business Register, taxpayer registration and notification, and registration in the mandatory health insurance system are voluntary for legal persons.
Annexes to trade notification:
document demonstrating professional aptitude of an entrepreneur or a responsible representative, if appointed (e.g. a document certifying completion of the relevant field of training or study, evidence of practical experience, etc.);
authorisation to use the real estate property if the address of the place of business is different from the address of residence in the case of a natural person or from the registered office in the case of a legal person;
a statement from the register of criminal records in the case of persons who are not Slovak nationals;
responsible representative’s consent to his/her appointment, if appointed (form available for download)
Last modified: 16. 1. 2020
- Act No. 455/1991 Coll. on Trade Licensing as amended
- Act No. 330/1991 Coll. on land arrangements, settlement of land ownership rights, district land offices, the land fund and land associations as amended
- Decree of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Slovak Republic No. 293/2008 Coll. laying down the details on the scope of the professional training, content of examination, structure of an examination board and on a certificate of authorisation for land arrangement planning activities
The applicable wording of acts is available at: https://www.slov-lex.sk/domov
Contacts (physical PSCs):
- Bratislava region
- Trnava region
- Trenčín region
- Nitra region
- Banská Bystrica region
- Žilina region
- Prešov region
- Košice region
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