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Preliminary building inquiry and preliminary building permit

Before submitting a building application, the building owner can request information about the construction project from the competent authority by means of a preliminary building inquiry on individual questions that would have to be decided in the building permit procedure and which can be assessed independently.

A preliminary planning application is usually useful if, for example, it is unclear whether a plot of land can be built on at all under the applicable building planning law. A preliminary building inquiry can save financial expenses, as not all the documents required for a building permit are necessary. In addition, the builder receives certainty about the buildability of a plot of land at an early stage.

The preliminary ruling is valid for three years and is binding on the competent authority for this period, provided that the content of the preliminary decision does not fundamentally deviate. An extension of the preliminary ruling is possible upon request.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the independent city, the large independent city and the municipality with building supervisory powers.

Which documents are required?

The application for a preliminary decision must be submitted with the appropriate form and should contain a site plan or excerpt from the land map, a description of the project and building templates.

What are the fees?

Fees apply, please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Period of Validity: 3 Years

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
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Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)