Point of Single Contact

The idea to create the position of a point of single contact originates from the European Union: Bureaucratic barriers, which have to be overcome by the self-employed persons, entrepreneurs and freelancers while going through administrative processes, should be eliminated by all member states of the European Union...

...through the following measures:

  • Establishment of points of single contact for the coordination of the procedures
  • Applications made electronically via internet
  • Simplification of national legislation
  • Applications are classified in general as approved, if the authorities do not respond within a stipulated period

Hessen has established points of single contact at the three regional councils (Regierungspräsidium) in Darmstadt, Gießen, and Kassel:

Regierungspräsidium Kassel
Kurt-Schumacher-Straße 2
34117 Kassel
+49561 106-3366

Regierungspräsidium Gießen
Landgraf-Philipp-Platz 1-7
35390 Gießen
+49641 303-3366

Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt
Wilhelminenstraße 1-3
64283 Darmstadt
+496151 12-3366

Opening Times:
Monday-Thursday  8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday                     8:00am –12:00pm

(The service hours only relate to personal contact with the point of single contact and the handling of technical error messages. The online application can be used around the clock)

Point of single contact outside Hessen

Contact partners in Germany
Here is a link to the websiteÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster of the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, which contains a list of the points of single contact in Germany. If you would like to establish a subsidiary in another federal state, please find below a list of contact people offering specialist help in this area.

Points of single contact in the EU
The EUGO network websiteÖffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster provides links to all points of single contact across Europe. The state of Hessen supports the Federal Republic of Germany as a member of the Point of Single Contact network.

Which point of single contact is responsible for you? To help you find your dedicated point of single contact, i.e., to find out which jurisdiction you belong to, we have put together the following list of cities and communes in Hesse. Each point of single contact is followed by an alphabetical list of cities and communes for which he or she is responsible.

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Three regions - three regional councils: with six million inhabitants, the state of Hessen like other states relies on the concept of combining the main administrative tasks at regional administration offices – the regional councils (Regierungspräsidien).

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Points of Single Contact (PSCs) are e-government portals that allow service providers to get the information they need and complete administrative procedures online. They are managed by the ‘EUGO network’ of national coordinators.

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