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Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture

Apply for a special permit or exemption under nature conservation law

You want to carry out an action that harms protected wild animals, plants or nature and landscapes. You may need a special permit or exemption from nature conservation prohibitions.

Important notes

Prerequisites

No

Documents required

You must submit reports and site plans as a rule. However, the documents you need to submit vary depending on the type and extent of your intended intervention. It is therefore advisable that you coordinate this with the responsible authority at an early stage.

Please note

Examples of projects that may require special approval or an exemption:

  • Destruction or removal of nests (for example on facades or in attics as part of thermal insulation measures)
  • Elimination of special habitat structures (e.g. striking cave trees, hedges, rest areas, rare special biotopes)
  • You would like to build something or carry out renovations (roof, facade, etc.).
  • You would like to build, cut down, redesign something or hold an event or other activity in a landscape protection area or nature reserve.
  • You want to cut down a tree
Permission to fell a tree can already be applied for online in Hamburg.

Deadlines

No. However, you must have any necessary special permits or exemptions before you start carrying out your project.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

  • You submit an application
  • The responsible authority will investigate the matter and inform you of the decision in writing

Processing time

The processing time depends on the type and scope of the individual case. However, you must expect a processing time of several months.

Fees

The costs vary depending on the type and scope of the permit or exemption requested

Legal notes

Legal remedies

contradiction

Legal basis

§ 14 Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG)

www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bnatschg_2009/__14.html


§15 Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG)

www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bnatschg_2009/__15.html


§§ 23 ff Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG)

www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bnatschg_2009/__23.html


§ 67 Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG)

www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bnatschg_2009/__67.html


Hamburg Law on the Implementation of the Federal Nature Conservation Act

www.landesrecht-hamburg.de/bsha/document/jlr-BNatSchGAGHArahmen/part/X

Service description

You want to carry out an action that harms protected wild animals, plants or nature and landscapes. You may need a special permit or exemption from nature conservation prohibitions.

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Address and contact information

Address

Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture
Nature Conservation
Neuenfelder Straße 19 21109 Hamburg

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