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Resident certificate issuance

If you want to acquire a plot of land, you can get greater financial planning security with a resident certificate.

The following levies or contributions may be considered:

  • Development contributions (§§ 124 et seq. of the Building Code (BauGB)), road development contributions (§ 6 of the Lower Saxony Municipal Tax Act (NKAG))
  • Reimbursement of costs under nature conservation law (§ 135 a BauGB)
  • Allocation compensation payments (§ 64 BauGB)
  • Compensatory contributions (§§ 154 f BauGB) in urban redevelopment areas
  • Compensation amounts under soil protection law for land that has been cleared of contaminated sites (§ 25 Federal Soil Protection Act (BBodSchG))
  • Transfer fees for parking space obligations (§ 47 a Lower Saxony Building Code (NBauO))
  • Contributions on the basis of services provided by the water or wastewater associations
  • Sealing duties
  • Forest conservation levies

The resident certificate is issued by the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

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

Which documents are required?

  • informal application with the address of the client and the address of the property to be built on
  • Proof of ownership of the property (copy of the land register)
  • Preliminary building request (copy, if available)
  • Excerpt from the field map (copy)

What are the fees?

Fees apply, please contact the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport


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)