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Change of use of buildings Permit

The change in the use of a building site is procedurally free of procedure in accordance with Section 60 paragraph 2 of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO) if the public building law does not place other or more extensive requirements on the new use.

The change of use remains free of approval if the construction system is free of authorisation within the meaning of Section 62 of the NBauO after the modification has been carried out.

Process flow

The change of use - even without structural changes - is subject to planning permission if the public building law places other or more extensive requirements on the building site in the new use. This is usually the case. The procedure corresponds to that of the approval of new buildings.

In the event of changes in use, which lead to the construction being a special building in accordance with Section 2 paragraph 5 of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO), an extensive building permit procedure must be carried out in accordance with Section 64 of the NBauO.

For the other changes in use, a simple building permit procedure according to Section 63 of the NBauO must be carried out.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the velvet community and the city. If the building inspectorate itself is not responsible, it shall forward the building application to the responsible building inspectorate within one week.

Which documents are required?

The required documents are obtained from the Building Template Ordinance (BauVorlVO). Essentially, it is necessary to:

  • Application form on official form with all necessary signatures
  • Operational description (for commercial projects)
  • Site plan (extract from the property register if applicable)
  • Construction drawings with registration of past and future use
  • Calculation of construction figures such as residential or usable area calculation
  • Parking space proof for the additional requirement
  • Construction description and production costs (insofar as structural changes occur)

If the change of use is not permitted, the client must submit a written notification to the municipality about the intended change of use and submit the documents referred to in Section 62 of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO) (essentially the draft).

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the appropriate body.

What else should I know?

For the registration, e.g. of a trade, it is advisable to inform the competent authority in advance whether the desired use of a building or a room constitutes a change of use subject to authorisation.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Hochbau

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:
Jörg Hengemühle
Telephone: 05931 44-2509
Room:
A 509
responsible for:
Hubert Kottmann
Telephone: 05931 44-1508
Room:
A 508
responsible for:
Oliver Blome
Telephone: 05931 44-1507
Room:
A 507
responsible for:
Thomas Fübbeker
Telephone: 05931 44-2507
Room:
A 507
responsible for:
Bettina Eckjans
Telephone: 05931 44-2508
Room:
A 508
responsible for:
Frank Seggering
Telephone: 05931 44-1506
Fax: 05931 44-391506
Room:
A 506
responsible for:

Data protection information

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)

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