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Displaying a Prostitution Vehicle

Permission to operate a prostitution vehicle must be applied for at the competent authority.

Section 12 (4) of the Prostitute Protection Act (ProstSchG):
The operation of a prostitution vehicle requires the permission of the competent authority. The permit is only granted for a limited period of time.
The permit can be extended upon request.

Section 12 (4) of the Prostitute Protection Act (ProstSchG):
Permission to operate a prostitution vehicle is granted for a specific vehicle with a specific equipment.

If the conditions are met, there is a legal entitlement to the issuance of a permit to operate a prostitution vehicle.

Process flow

In order to obtain a permit, an application must be submitted:

  • Submission of an application to the competent authority using the prescribed forms and attaching the required documents.
  • The submitted documents will be checked for completeness and conclusiveness.
  • If necessary, documents will be requested.
  • If necessary, an on-site appointment will be arranged.
  • A personal meeting is regularly arranged.
  • If all requirements are met, permission will be granted. The applicant receives the permit notice.

Otherwise, a rejection notice will be issued.


Legal capacity of the applicant.
According to §§ 14, 15 ProstSchG, the applicant or the person intended as deputy or manager must have the necessary reliability. As a rule, the required reliability is not given if the person fulfils a characteristic listed in §15 (1) ProstSchG.
Pursuant to Paragraph 16(1) of the ProstSchG, the operating concept must describe the essential characteristics of the operation of a prostitution vehicle and the precautions to be taken to comply with the obligations under this Act.
§ 16 (2) ProstSchG lists the essential aspects that must be set out in the operating concept.

Which documents are required?

In order to obtain a permit pursuant to Section 12 (4) of the Prostitute Protection Act, the following documents must be attached to the application in accordance with Section 12 (5) of the Prostitute Protection Act:

1. the operating concept,

2. the data relating to the vehicle;

3. the other necessary documents and information to prove that the conditions for authorisation have been met, and

4. the name, date of birth and address of the person for whom the permit is sought or, in the case of a legal person or association of persons, its company, address, number
of the register in the commercial register as well as its registered office.

What are the fees?

Costs: Administrative fee EUR 500 – 4000 Euro
Delivery expenses, if applicable

The costs are charged according to the time spent; However, they are at least €300.

Processing duration

Depending on the amount of time spent on the exam (a few days to a few weeks after submission of all documents)

Applications / forms

Forms: yes
Online procedure possible: yes
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: usually yes

The competent authorities may have different forms of their own authority, and the possibility of the online procedure is also different and must be requested or inquired from the respective authority.


The decision issued in response to the application for a permit sets out the further procedure for filing an objection.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)