Containers on public areas

The use of public traffic areas (streets, paths or squares) beyond common use requires a special use permit. This includes setting up containers and site trailers outside of construction site facilities

Important notes


- No restriction on the safety of traffic and no disproportionate impairment of the ease of traffic
- No disproportionate restriction on public use or no exclusion for a disproportionate duration
- No disproportionate impairment of road components, measures of road construction load, the surroundings or the environment, urban planning or other public concerns including the generation of income based on the use of the road as well as public or private rights of third parties.

There is no entitlement to a special use permit.

Documents required

Applications can be submitted informally. Sketches with details of the dimensions are required. Application form see link

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

Processing time at least 1 week (large construction sites at least 6 weeks).


Very differentiated, so please inquire by phone or on site; Minimum fee EUR 52.50.

Legal notes

Legal basis

Section 19 (1) of the Hamburg Roads Act

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