HOW TO APPLY FOR A LICENCE FOR A SPECIALIST OR UNDERTAKING?

The National Heritage Board issues activity licences for specialists and undertakings:

  • for drawing up projects for the conservation, restoration and repair of monuments and for realising such projects
  • for drawing up special conditions of heritage conservation
  • for research work that alters a monument
  • for supervising heritage conservation

When applying for an activity licence, a state fee of 12,78 euros must be paid to the Ministry of Finance in accordance with ยง 107 of the State Fees Act.

Payee: Ministry of Finance

Bank account number in SEB Bank: 10220034796011
Reference number: 2900073481
Clarification: National Heritage Board licence


In order to apply for an activity licence, please submit the following documents to the National Heritage Board:

  • application
  • print-out proving payment of the state fee
  • additional documents:

Additional documents to be submitted by an undertaking:

  • registry code of the company and name of the registry
  • contract signed with a responsible specialist having an activity licence
  • list of and reports on already completed work, where appropriate

Additional documents to be submitted by a self-employed person:

  • certificate of completing professional training in a relevant field, or a document certifying at least 4 years of professional experience in the field of history, archaeology, architecture, art, restoration or engineering


Additional documents to be submitted by a responsible specialist:

  • copy of a document certifying education in the field of history, archaeology, architecture, art, restoration or engineering
  • certificate of completion of restoration and conservation training organised by the Estonian Academy of Arts, or a document certifying practical work experience with an undertaking having a heritage conservation licence
  • list of and reports on already completed work, where appropriate


Budgets, calculations, historical overviews and statements can be drawn up, monuments and their parts can be photographed, archive research and biographical research can be conducted, and monuments and their elements can be entered in the inventory without an activity licence.