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Operation Prostitution Business Permit

A prostitution business is carried on by any person who offers services in connection with the provision of sexual services by at least one other person on a professional basis or provides premises for this purpose by:

  1. operates a place of prostitution,
  2. provides a prostitution vehicle,
  3. organises or conducts a prostitution event, or
  4. operates a prostitution brokerage.

Anyone wishing to operate a prostitution business requires the permission of the competent authority.

Process flow

Permission must be applied for at the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the districts and independent cities in whose district the activity is to be carried out.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

Find your Point of Single Contact in the Service Provider Portal Lower Saxony

Which documents are required?

  • Operating concept
  • Other documents and information required to prove that the permit requirements are met
  • in the case of a natural person:
    • Name
    • date of birth and
    • Address of the person for whom the permit is requested
  • in the case of a legal person or association of persons
    • name of the company,
    • Address
    • number of the register sheet in the commercial register and
    • Registered office of the company.

What are the fees?

Depending on the time spent, at least 300,00 Euro.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)