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Licence to operate a shooting range: Licence to operate a shooting range


If you want to operate a stationary facility that is used for shooting sports or other shooting exercises with firearms, the testing of firearms or shooting with firearms for amusement (shooting range), or if you want to significantly change its nature or the way it is used, you need a permit from the responsible weapons authority.

No licence is required for shooting ranges where shooting is carried out indoors exclusively for the purpose of testing firearms or ammunition by weapons or ammunition manufacturers, by weapons or ammunition experts or by scientific institutions.

The responsibility lies with the county, the independent city, the large independent city and the independent municipality.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

The applicant will need:

  • the required reliability, and
  • possesses personal suitability, and
  • provides proof of insurance against liability as well as against accidents related to the operation of the shooting range.
  • Building and immission control permits for the construction of the shooting range
  • Expert opinion and acceptance by a shooting range expert
  • Certificate of competence
  • Proof of Reliability
  • Unlimited information from the Federal Central Register (§ 5 para. 5 no. 1 of the Weapons Act (WaffG))
  • Statement of the local police station (§ 5 para. 5 no. 3 WaffG)
  • Proof of need, if applicable
  • Proof of suitability
  • Proof of liability
  • Proof of accident insurance
  • If necessary, building permit and corresponding acceptance
  • If necessary, permits or orders in accordance with building or immission control regulations

In the case of fixed or mobile shooting ranges, a permit is required before commencement of use.

If a licence has been granted for a shooting club and the reliability and suitability of a responsible person has been proven, after this person is no longer a member of the club, the club must report the person's resignation to the competent authority and appoint a new responsible person within two weeks and prove his or her reliability and suitability.

You can find out about possible legal recourse from the responsible weapons authority.

  • Federal Central Register
  • Prosecution
  • Police station
  • Expert for shooting ranges
  • Building Regulations/Immission Control Authority
  • Foreigners' Registration Office, if applicable

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

competent Bodies


Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Henriette Schnieders
Telephone: 05931 44-1473
Room:
F 473
responsible for:
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62, 49705 Meppen
Address: Ordeniederung 1, 49716 Meppen
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
Address: Friedrichswall 1 , 30159 Hannover
Telephone: 0800 818-8100

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Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
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
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)