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Permits and exemptions for excessive use of road: grant

Events for which public roads are used more than usual require permission. In particular, these are:

  • Motor sports events with motor vehicles, classic cars or motorcycles
  • Cycling, cycling, triathlon events, folk walks and races
  • Journeys in a closed bandage
  • Moves
  • Street festivals, traditional events, markets

Driving on public roads is prohibited.


Permission or exemption may only be granted for events organised and responsibly organised by an organiser. The organiser must provide a guarantee that the event will be held in accordance with the conditions and conditions of the licensing authority. A permit or exemption is granted after written request. The Road Traffic Authority examines the application and the documents submitted and consults the relevant bodies (police and road load carriers, forestry and nature protection authorities).
The authorisation or exemption may be accompanied by conditions and conditions and with orders for traffic-regulating and restrictive measures. These measures will be agreed with the organiser in advance.

Exceptions to prohibitions or restrictions are possible in certain individual cases or generally for certain applicants. An exception may only be granted in particularly urgent cases. The safety of traffic must not be affected by the exemption. If necessary, this is ensured by appropriate conditions and conditions.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the city on whose territory the event is to take place.

Which documents are required?

  • Route map
  • written confirmation by the organizer that the organizer is aware that the event constitutes a special use within the meaning of Section 8 of the Federal Highways Act. In particular, the declaration shall confirm the knowledge of the road rights for reimbursement, according to which the licence holder must reimburse all costs incurred by the carrier of the road load as a result of the special use.
  • Social
  • where applicable, traffic sign plan and diversion plan if roads need to be closed

What are the fees?

The fee is between 10.20 euros and 2,301.00 euros, depending on the size of the event. Information on the fees shall be provided by the competent authority.

In addition to the fee for granting the permit, there may also be charges for the special use of the roads.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application shall be submitted in time for at least four weeks (for events that go beyond the territory of a road authority at least two months) before the start of the event, in the case of large events more timely.

What else should I know?

If the event is to be granted beyond the district of the competent authority or an exception to the ban on racing on public roads, the Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Transport (Department 23) is responsible for approving the event. Responsible.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Dirk Lange
Telephone: 05931 44-1148
B 148
responsible for:
Address: Göttinger Chaussee 76A , 30453 Hannover

Telephone: 0511 3034-01
Fax: 0511 3034-2099
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

Further Links

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