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Exception to the Ban on Sundays and Public Holidays: Approval

In Germany, lorries with a maximum permissible weight of more than 7.5 t and trailers are not allowed to operate behind lorries on Sundays and public holidays from 0.00 to 22:00.

The prohibition shall not apply to the carriage of fresh milk, fresh meat and fresh fish or perishable fruit and vegetables, to certain combined rail-road freight transport up to a distance of 200 km or port road up to a distance of: 150 km.

Exceptions to the Sunday or public holiday driving ban may be granted under certain conditions.

Conditions

An exemption may only be granted if certain conditions are met, e.g.:

  • Supplying the population with easily spoilable food
  • Timely loading and unloading of seagoing vessels
  • Maintaining the operation of public utilities or transport facilities.

An exemption is granted after written application. Applications can be made by fax.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city, the large independent city and the independent municipalities.

Which documents are required?

Formal application with justification and certificate of urgency

What are the fees?

Fee: 105,00 - 160,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
for 1 year in accordance with the Road Traffic Charge Regulations (GebOSt)

Fee: 55,00 - 95,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
for individual authorisation in accordance with the Rules on Road Traffic (GebOst)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

A single permit is valid for a journey with a vehicle or combination of vehicles.

A permanent exemption permit of up to one year may only be granted if, in addition to the requirements for an individual authorisation, the need for regular transport is established.

Author

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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

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc Hilmes
Telephone: 05931 44-2148
Room:
B 148
responsible for:

Data protection information

Samtgemeinde Freren - Hauptamt

Postal address: Post Office Box 1251

Address: Markt 1, 49832 Freren

Telephone: 05902 950-101
Fax: 05902 950-9950
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Parking Place: Number: 30, Fees: no
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 3, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes

Landkreis Emsland

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
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

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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