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Obtaining an inspection licensing number under the Vienna Heating and Air Conditioning Act 2015 - application

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Please note:
Personal appointments regarding concrete projects and applications are currently only possible upon prior reservation. You can book appointments online in the following cases:
Plant and business engineering (German)
Sports betting, dance schools and gambling (German)
Events (German)
Administrative fines (German)
Sales booths, ticket sales ("MozartverkäuferInnen") (German)

You need the following documents for an online application:

  • Declaration of consent to the publication of personal data
  • Business license, e.g. for the trades of chimney sweep, heating and ventilation engineer, gas and plumbing technician, stove fitter or
  • Proof that the applicant holds a civil engineering certificate (Ziviltechnikerbefugnis) or
  • Proof that the applicant is an authorised monitoring and assessment service provider or
  • Proof of the applicant’s appointment in another federal province of Austria

General information

Before conducting basic inspections of combustion systems (furnaces) and cogeneration plants, professional enterprises and individuals must obtain a permit in the form of an official inspection licensing number (Prüfnummer). This permit is issued by the Vienna City Administration.

To receive such a licensing number you need to submit a valid certificate of competence, or a certificate of appointment issued in another Austrian federal province.

The licensing number consists of a country code and a sequential number. The Vienna City Administration publishes an online list of all licensed inspectors and inspection enterprises in electronic form.

Data protection

For information on data protection and your data protection rights as an individual please visit: Data Protection Notice (German)

Requirements

Apart from official experts, only the following enterprises and individuals are authorised to conduct basic inspections of combustion systems (furnaces) and cogeneration plants:

  • Private professionals holding a business license that authorises them to construct, modify or repair the combustion systems, or to conduct maintenance tasks, checks, inspections or measurements of said systems.
  • Civil engineers holding a valid license;
  • authorised monitoring and inspection organisations.

Deadlines

The application can be filed online anytime.

Contact

Inspection of Business Establishments, Fire Prevention and Events (MA 36) (German)
(Dezernat B - Fire Prevention),
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 75, 3rd floor, room 303 (secretary’s office)
Phone: +43 1 4000-36151
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-36110
E-mail: post@ma36.wien.gv.at

Monday to Friday 8 am to 3pm
Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 8 am to 12 noon, closed on public holidays.

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Documents required

  • Application form (see "Form")
  • Declaration of consent to the publication of personal data
  • Business license, e.g. for the trades of chimney sweep, heating and ventilation engineer, gas and plumbing technician, stove fitter or
    • proof that the applicant holds a civil engineering certificate (Ziviltechnikerbefugnis) or
    • proof that the applicant is an authorised monitoring and assessment service provider or
    • proof of the applicant’s appointment in another federal province of Austria

The documents may be submitted to Municipal Department 36 with the online application, by e-mail, fax, post or in person.

The administrative decision with the allocated licensing number and the payment slip will be mailed to you by post.

Type and format of the evidence to be submitted:
You can find more information about bringing in documents at: Contact the City of Vienna (German)

Fees

  • Administrative fee: EUR 94.47
  • Federal fee: EUR 130.90
  • Fee per document attached: EUR 3.90

The fees can be paid by bank transfer. Please provide your billing address if it is not identical to the delivery address.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Online application: Obtaining an inspection licensing number under the Vienna Heating and Air Conditioning Act 2015 (German)

Further information

Legal basis: Vienna Heating and Air Conditioning Act 2015 (German)

Means of redress or appeal

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a 4 weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.

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12. Dezember 2020

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