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Site plan (simple or qualified)

As a rule, you will need planning permission to realize your building project. For this purpose, a building application must be submitted to the relevant (lower) building supervisory authority or the responsible building authority (city, municipality or district) in accordance with the provisions of the Lower Saxony Building Regulations (NBauO). If required, simple or qualified site plans must be submitted with this building application in accordance with the Building Submission Ordinance (NBauVorlVO).

As a rule, a simple site plan is sufficient. The simple site plan consists of a real estate map at a scale of 1:500 and a descriptive section. It contains the following information:

  • Indication of the scale and the position of the property in relation to the north,
  • designation of the building plot by municipality, street, house number, land register, district, parcel, parcel of land with details of the owners or those with heritable building rights
  • the area of the building plot
  • the cadastral boundaries of the building plot and the neighboring plots
  • the existing buildings on the building plot and on the neighboring properties
  • information on building encumbrances and
  • references to pending land readjustment procedures and the executing agency.

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

  • The dimensions of the building plot required for the building inspectorate assessment according to the real estate cadastre,
  • a statement on the reliability of boundaries and their recognizability in the locality,
  • a statement on the completeness of the building stock,
  • the designation of the neighboring parcels of land by stating the municipality, the land register, the district, the parcel and the parcel number with details of the owners or heritable building owners.

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 applied for with just a few details, such as the location of the building plot and the construction costs of the building project. In the first step, the quality of the property graphic is then checked for the building plot; if the quality is insufficient, existing surveying documents are evaluated and the property graphic is improved accordingly. In the second step, the extracts from the property graphic and the property description are compiled, prepared 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 Land Surveying of Lower Saxony (LGLN) or from a publicly appointed surveying engineer (ÖbVI).


You can submit an application for a site plan if you

  • an architect or other person with the authorization or consent of the owner or the person entitled to the heritable building right,
  • the owner of the property, or
  • a person entitled to 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 number of the property on which the new building project is to be erected.
  • Production costs and type of construction project
  • If the person submitting the application is not also the owner or entitled to inherit, an informal power of attorney from the property owner or the person entitled to inherit is required.
  • If the person submitting the application is not also the person liable for the costs, an informal confirmation of assumption of the costs is required.

What are the fees?

The fees are based on the cost regulations for official surveying (KOVerm) . These cost regulations are binding for the regional directorates and for the publicly appointed surveyors.

For a detached house with a construction value of up to €350,000, fees of around €260 are due for a simple site plan.

A qualified site plan for the example costs around €910.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


Processing duration

Duration up to 5 working days.

The qualified site plan takes considerably longer due to the necessary field work (checking the local conditions and the information in the land register); it is usually available after three weeks.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance necessary: No

Online service available: Yes

Online application: Apply for a site plan


The term site plan is often used as a synonym for an ordinary extract from the real estate map: It must therefore be clarified in advance with the building supervisory authority whether an extract from the property map is sufficient or whether an official site plan is required in connection with a building project.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport, Division 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)