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Apply for a partial permit for the construction and operation of a plant

Parts of installations may, due to their nature or operation, cause harmful environmental effects or otherwise endanger, significantly disadvantage or annoy the general public or the neighborhood.

If you want to erect or operate a plant, you need a partial permit from the competent authority. A partial permit can be applied for and issued if the full permit for an applied-for facility has not yet been issued, but the following conditions are met:

  • There is a legitimate interest in issuing a partial permit,
  • the licensing requirements for the subject of the partial permit applied for are met, and
  • a preliminary assessment shows that there are no a priori insurmountable obstacles to the construction and operation of the entire facility with regard to the permit requirements.

Process flow

If you wish to apply for a permit from the competent authority, you must first submit the application documents in full, which you can do in writing or electronically.

The competent authority will confirm receipt of the application in writing or electronically, check it for completeness and involve the relevant authorities.

If necessary, the authority will request further documents.


  • The sub-project meets the requirements of the Federal Immission Control Act.
  • The subproject is not precluded by any other regulations under public law or occupational health and safety issues.
  • A preliminary assessment has shown that there are no a priori insurmountable obstacles to the construction and operation of the entire plant with regard to the permit.
    • The preliminary overall assessment is no longer binding if the factual or legal situation or individual inspections change in the course of subsequent partial approvals, thereby also changing the assessment. In this case, the authority may refuse the approval or further partial approvals.

Which documents are required?

  • Drawings, plans, expert opinions
  • Explanations

For further required documents, please contact the responsible office.

  • Application

What are the fees?

The fees depend on the construction costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must apply for the permit before you start the project.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 7 Months

Processing Time: 3 Months
for the simplified procedure


  • Appeal. For more information on how to file an appeal, see the notice.
  • Complaint

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Protection

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie (LBEG)
Address: Stilleweg 2 , 30655 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 643-0
Fax: +49 511 643-2304

Data protection information

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)