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Authorisation for the commercial handling and movement of explosive substances

If your business activities require the handling and circulation of explosive substances, you need a permit.
As a rule, proof of your personal reliability, your professional suitability and, if applicable, your financial capacity and certain spatial conditions is required.

Companies that are active in the field of mining supervision, please note the service "Permit for the commercial handling and circulation of explosive substances for companies under mining supervision".

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the State Trade Inspectorate.

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 here


For public safety and the protection of the physical integrity of third parties, an examination of the prerequisites is carried out, which include

  • a test of reliability and personal suitability,
  • a special expertise,
  • proof of age (at least 21 years of age) and
  • an examination of requirements relating to the intended place of use

contain. As a holder of a permit, you can be both a natural person and a legal person.

Which documents are required?

  • Application form

§ 9 Explosives Act (SprengG)

What are the fees?

There are fees according to Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony (AllGO) according to No. 29.1.2.

Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 of the General Rules of Fees (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The permit is granted indefinitely.

What else should I know?

You must apply for permission for individual activities and describe the type of explosive substances in detail.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality


List ID 392 (whitelist; Status:13.09.2018)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)