Preliminary building enquiry and preliminary building permit
Before submitting a building application, the client may request information on the construction project from the competent authority with a preliminary building enquiry on individual questions that would have to be decided in the building permit procedure and that can be assessed independently.
A preliminary building enquiry is usually useful if, for example, it is unclear whether a plot of land can be built on at all under the applicable building planning law. A preliminary building application can save financial expenses, as not all the documents required for a building permit are necessary. In addition, the builder receives certainty about the buildability of a plot of land at an early stage.
The preliminary decision is valid for three years and binds the competent authority for this period, insofar as the substantive statements in the preliminary decision do not deviate in principle. An extension of the preliminary decision is possible upon application.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city and the municipality with building authority powers.
Which documents are required?
The application for a preliminary decision must be submitted with the appropriate form and should contain a site plan or excerpt from the land map, a description of the project and building templates.
What are the fees?
Fees apply, please contact the competent authority.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
Period of Validity: 3 Years
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality
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