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Site plan (simple or qualified)

As a rule, you need a building permit for the realisation of your construction project. For this purpose, a building application must be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO) to the corresponding (lower) building supervisory authority or .dem the responsible building authority (city, municipality or district). If necessary, this building application must be accompanied by simple or qualified site plans in accordance with the Building Template Ordinance (NBauVorlVO).

As a rule, a simple site plan is sufficient. The simple site plan consists of a property map on a scale of 1:500 and a descriptive part. It contains the following information:

  • indication of the scale and the position of the property in relation to the north,
  • Name of the building plot by municipality, street, house number, land register, municipal area, field, parcel with details of the owners or the hereditary building rights holders
  • the area of the building plot
  • the cadastral boundaries of the building plot and the neighbouring plots
  • the existing buildings on the building site and on the neighbouring plots
  • Indications of building encumbrances and
  • References to pending land planning procedures and the executing body.

The submission of a qualified site plan is required, for example, in the case of boundary development or when maintaining boundary distances. In addition to the simple site plan, the qualified site plan contains the following information:

  • The dimensions of the building plot required for the technical assessment according to the real estate cadastre,
  • a statement about the reliability of borders and their recognisability in the locality,
  • a statement about the completeness of the building stock,
  • the designation of the neighbouring parcels by stating the municipality, the land register, the municipal area, the parcel and the parcel number with the details of the owners or hereditary building rights.

The decision as to which type of site plan is to be attached to a building application is made by the relevant building supervisory authority

Process flow

The site plan can be completed with a few details such as e.g. the location of the building plot and the construction costs of the construction project. In the first step, the quality of the property graphic for the building plot is then checked; in the event of insufficient quality, existing survey documents will be evaluated and the property graphic will be improved accordingly. In the second step, the excerpts from the property graphic and the property description are compiled, processed and sent.

Who should I contact?

Further information can be obtained from the contact persons in the respective cadastral offices of the responsible regional directorates of the State Office for Geoinformation and Surveying of Lower Saxony (LGLN) or a publicly appointed surveyor (ÖbVI).


You can submit a request for a site plan if you:

  • an architect or other person with the power of attorney or consent of the owner or the leaseholder,
  • property owner or
  • a person with hereditary building rights


Which documents are required?

  • Statement from the lower building supervisory authority as to whether a simple or qualified site plan is required
  • Official address or cadastral designation/parcel registration number of the land on which the new construction project is to be built.
  • Production costs and type of construction project
  • If the applicant is not at the same time the owner or hereditary building owner, an informal power of attorney from the property owner or the heritable building owner is required.
  • If the applicant is not also liable for costs, an informal confirmation is required to cover the costs.

What are the fees?

The fees are based on the Cost Regulations for Official Surveying (KOVerm). This schedule of costs is binding for the regional directorates and for the publicly appointed surveyors.

For a single-family home with a production value of up to €300,000, fees of around €250 are due for a simple site plan (in four copies).

A qualified site plan costs around €833 for the example.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


Processing duration

Duration up to 5 working days.

The qualified site plan takes a much longer period of time due to its required field service component (verification of the local conditions and the information in the real estate cadastre); As a rule, it is available after three weeks.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Online service available: Yes

Online application: Request a site plan



The term site plan is often used synonymously for an ordinary excerpt from the property map: Therefore, it must be clarified in advance with the building supervisory authority whether an excerpt from the property map is sufficient or whether an official site plan is required in connection with a construction project.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sports, Department 44


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Geoinformation und Landesvermessung Niedersachsen (LGLN) - Regionaldirektion Osnabrück-Meppen - Katasteramt Lingen
Address: Jakob-Wolff-Platz 1 , 49808 Lingen (Ems)
Building Access

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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