Authority for Urban Development and Housing

Building permits in HafenCity, Mitte Altona, Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld reserved area

You want to construct, modify, demolish or change the use of a building or other structure. Then you usually need a building permit.

Important notes


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Documents required

The application and building templates are best made by telephone in advance.

Please note

The inspection of the building files, which is usually subject to a fee, is only possible after prior notification by telephone.


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Procedure & Fees


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The fees are calculated according to the fee regulations of the State of Hamburg.

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Service description

For the construction, the change (e.g. conversion), the change of use (e.g. conversion of a shop into an apartment) as well as the demolition of buildings and other structures, you usually need a building permit. A complete building application is an essential prerequisite for a smooth and short process. The building application must be submitted in writing with all the documents (building documents) required for assessing the building project. Different documents are required depending on the approval process and project. Please note that a construction contract can be rejected if the documents are incomplete. Building permits for HafenCity, Mitte Altona and the reservation area Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld are granted by the authority for urban development and housing on 040/4 28 40 - 2121.

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Address and contact information


Authority for Urban Development and Housing
Supreme Building Supervision
Nagelsweg 37-39 20097 Hamburg

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri 9-11, Thurs 13-15, Tues closed, appointments possible by arrangement

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