Explosive ordnance: elimination
If you, as a property owner, find explosive ordnance on your property, you must report this immediately, otherwise you will be liable to prosecution and expose yourself and other people to high danger.
Ordnance includes all ammunition intended for warfare, in particular bombs, mines, grenades, explosives and detonators.
Often, explosive ordnance is not recognizable as such. Many are rusted beyond recognition or resemble commercial utensils in appearance.
The obligation to report also applies to walkers who find ammunition.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city as well as the nearest police station.
Which documents are required?
Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.
What are the fees?
In principle, § 7 of the Lower Saxony Police and Regulatory Authorities Act (NPOG) results in the responsibility of the property owner.
Therefore, the costs of explosive ordnance disposal on properties owned by the federal government are also borne by the federal government itself.
In the case of explosive ordnance disposal on non-federally owned properties, the Land shall bear the costs of defusing, salvageing, transporting and destroying Allied ammunition for reasons of equity. The expenses for formerly Reich-owned found ammunition are generally reimbursed by the federal government within the framework of so-called state practice.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.