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Determination of the route of dangerous goods transports: Issue - Determination of individual routes

In order to ensure the greatest possible safety during the transport of dangerous goods, special regulations apply to the transport of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods are substances and objects which, due to their properties or condition, pose a threat to public safety and order during transport and/or may harm the life and health of people as well as nature or important common goods.

For certain dangerous goods, route determination is required in accordance with § 35a of the Ordinance on the National and International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road, Rail and Inland Waterways (GGVSEB). These result from § 35 b GGVSEB. In principle, the transport of these dangerous goods must be carried out on the federal motorways (except for a few specific sections).

For the area outside the federal motorway, the transport according to § 35 a Abs. 3 GGVSEB requires an individual route determination of the competent authority. This is granted for a limited or unlimited number of journeys within a certain time.

The route can also be determined by general ruling. Please note the further information in the service "Route determination of dangerous goods transports: Issue – General ruling".

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city.

Which documents are required?

The application for a single route determination includes, inter alia, the following information:

  • Name and address of the applicant
  • Transport period
  • Description of the load (indication UN number and designation of the goods)
  • Starting point of transport
  • Destination of transport

What are the fees?

Fee: 25,00 - 75,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application must be submitted to the licensing authority before the start of transport.

Applications / forms

An application for the determination of the route must be submitted in accordance with § 35 Abs. 3 Richtlinien zur Durchführung der Gefahrgutverordnung Straße, Eisenbahn und Binnenschifffahrt (GGVSEB) and other dangerous goods regulations (RSEB) - Annex 4.


Text checked by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport; updated 19.07.2012


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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