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Granting access to building permits for neighbours

A construction project can have an impact on the neighbouring properties of the building plot. For this reason, the building code contains numerous regulations that serve to protect the neighbors.
These include, for example, boundary distances for buildings and outbuildings. In addition, there are regulations that give neighbours a special legal position in the building permit procedure.

In this way, neighbours can view the building documents that affect their interests at the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city.

Which documents are required?

No documentation is required.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Objections must be lodged within one month of becoming aware of them.

What else should I know?

In the brochure "Tips for Neighbours", published by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice, you will find detailed information on regulations regarding the boundary distance to the neighbouring property.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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)