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Building permit issuance

The building permit is granted in writing if the construction project does not conflict with any public law regulations.

Under certain circumstances, an exemption from the building permit requirement is possible.

Process flow

The application documents must be submitted to the municipality, the joint municipality and the city of the construction site, which will issue an opinion on the construction project as part of the application process and forward it to the competent authority.

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 building application must be accompanied by all the building documents required for assessment and processing. These must be signed by a draftsman who is authorised to submit building documents. The building application must be signed by the client and the draftsman.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the Ordinance on Fees and Expenses for Official Acts of the Building Inspectorate (BauGO). These depend on the respective building requirement. Please contact the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

If construction takes place at a later date, an extension of the building permit must be requested in writing before the deadline. This also applies if the construction work has been interrupted for more than three years.

Period of Validity: 3 Years
from the date of grant

Applications / forms

The officially prescribed forms must be used. The official forms as well as for the individual documents to be submitted as part of a building application are available from the competent authority as well as the municipality, joint municipality or city.

What else should I know?

For the demolition or removal of a high-rise building or a part of a building not mentioned in the appendix, a demolition notification is required in accordance with § 60 (3) of the Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO). For the construction facilities mentioned in § 62 NBauO, a notification of a construction measure without a permit in accordance with § 62 NBauO must be submitted under the conditions specified therein. In individual cases, the competent authority will provide advice.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Stadt Papenburg - Bauaufsicht
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
Telephone: 04961 82-146

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:

Stadt Papenburg - Rechnungsprüfung
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
Telephone: 04961 82-320
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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)