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Cultural Monument: Research/Excavation - Approval

Excavations for cultural monuments, salvageof cultural monuments from water bodies and earthworks at a site where cultural monuments are to be suspected in the ground require the approval of the competent authority.

Approval may be granted subject to conditions, e.g.

  • management of the action by an expert,
  • Type of planning and execution,
  • Treatment, securing and documentation of soil finds,
  • Reporting
  • final establishment of the excavation or site.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the lower monument protection authority or the commissioner for the archaeological preservation of monuments with the district or the municipality, which is responsible for the task of the lower building inspectorate.

Which documents are required?

  • informal application
  • the documents required for the assessment, e.g. site map, cadastral map or basemap with entries

What are the fees?

There are no charges.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to observe.

What else should I know?

Earthworks and construction works, which are suspected of discovering cultural monuments, require a permit.

Projects in excavation areaswhich may endanger hidden cultural monuments require the approval of the competent authority. Agricultural and forestry use is generally free of authorisation.

Comments

Text reviewed by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, updated on 12.04.2011

Author

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 Bildung, Kultur und Sport

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:
Silke Surberg-Röhr
Telephone: 05931 44-5040
Room:
40, Kreishaus II
responsible for:
Carina Fischer
Telephone: 05931 44-4041
Room:
41, Kreishaus II
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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