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Permission for the commercial display of persons

Displays of people are events in which the physical appearance of the persons on display is in the foreground. The performances they perform (e.g. vocal performances or theatrical performances) are in the background. This term mainly covers events which:

  • display the sexual stimuli of the persons concerned, or
  • to satisfy the sensationalism of the audience.

Examples: Striptease or Tabledance

Permission is required for commercial displays of persons. These can be obtained by natural and legal persons. Need permission

  • the organiser of the exhibition, and
  • Persons who make their business premises available for the screening.

The permission for the display does not replace other permissions.
Hint: Performances with predominantly artistic, acrobatic, sporting or similar character are exempt from the permit requirement.

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city.

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.

  • natural or legal person

No documents are required.

The amount of the fees is determined - according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Schedule of Fees of the State of Lower Saxony No. 40.1.8 - depending on the time required. However, a maximum of EUR 246.00 is charged for a single event and EUR 276.00 for several events or an indefinite period.

The permit expires if the owner has not started the business or has not exercised it for a period of one year within one year of its grant.

The deadlines may be extended for good cause.  

Processing Time: 3 Months
§ 6a paragraph 2 in conjunction with § 6a paragraph 1 Gewerbeordnung (GewO)

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

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