Purchase and sale of cultural monuments - licencing step by step

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

The activity includes purchasing with the objective of further sale and sale of cultural monuments and objects of cultural value based on their assessment in terms of age, origin, authorship, material, production technique, state of preservation and in connection with the above, determining a price corresponding to the character, quality, and state of preservation of the cultural monument or the object of cultural value, etc.

Notification of a professional trade

The notification is submitted:

  1. at any trade licence office
  2. via public administration contact points (the so-called Czech POINT) – in Czech only
  3. electronically, via the information system provided by the Register of Trade Business

Form of submission

Notification may only be submitted using the so-called Single Registration Form.

Conditions for carrying on the trade + notification requisites and appendices

Further details/appendices relating to the notification

Documents evidencing professional competence should be attached to the notification. In this instance, professional competence shall mean the following:

  1. higher education in a study programme and field focusing on fine art, restoration or the history of art, or
  2. further vocational education in a field of study focusing on fine art, restoration, conservation or works of fine and applied art and 1 year’s experience in the profession, or
  3. secondary education with a school-leaving examination in a field of study focusing on fine art, restoration, conservation, works of fine and applied art or trading in antiques and 1 year’s experience in the profession, or
  4. secondary education with a certificate of apprenticeship in a relevant field of study focusing on fine art, restoration, conservation or works of fine and applied art and 3 years’ experience in the profession, or
  5. a retraining certificate or other evidence of professional qualification for the relevant employment activity, issued by an establishment accredited in accordance with specific legislation, or by an establishment accredited by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, or by a ministry in whose purview the sector in which the trade is operated falls, and 4 years’ experience in the profession.

Besides these documents, no other facts need to be evidenced for this trade.

If the conditions for trade notification stipulated by the Trade Licensing Act have been met, the trade licence office shall make an entry in the Trade Register within 5 days of the delivery of the notification and shall issue a copy of the entry to the business person.

The business may be conducted after fulfilling all the above stated requirements.

Related information:

If you have any questions, you can contact Points of Single Contact (PSC) set up at 15 municipal trade licence offices in all regions. More information on PSCs.

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