Hamburg police

Arms manufacture and trade permit

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Hamburg police
Grüner Deich 1 20097 Hamburg

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Opening hours

Mon 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tue 7 a.m. to noon, Thu 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Facility info

Telephone availability under the known telephone numbers is guaranteed as follows:
Mon, Wed and Thu 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tue and Fri 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Due to the large number of telephone inquiries, it is sometimes difficult to reach us by telephone.

All weapons and hunting law matters can also be dealt with in writing
to be edited. Applications, as well as hunting and weapons law documents can be sent by post,
E-mail or by dropping it in the house mailbox.

Due to the current situation, processing in the Hunting and Weapons Authority may take longer
take about 4 to 6 weeks. We ask for a little patience and will respond without being asked
you back.

Public transport

S3 / S31 / Busse 25/112 Hammerbrook / City Süd, 25/112/154/160 Süderstraße

Important notes

Documents required

Identity card or passport (foreign nationals - with the exception of EU citizens - also: residence permit with entitlement to self-employed. The same applies to comparable employment as managing director of a legal entity or representative of a natural person.). Proof of specialist knowledge (examination usually via the Chamber of Industry and Commerce), tax. Clearance certificate for companies that are registered in the commercial register: extract from the commercial register.

Please note

Due to the current situation, the weapons and hunting authorities would like to point out that applications for permits under the law on weapons can also be made in writing.
A personal appearance is not required and should not be done for your protection. Telephone advice is available at the known telephone numbers.
In urgent cases, it is possible to contact a visitor by making an appointment by telephone.

Office J4 is currently open to the public (as of 6/2020):
Monday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Telephone availability:
Business office: 040-4286-67601
Inheritance matters: 040-4286-67624
Hunters and sport shooters: 040-4286-67633 / -34 / -35
Small gun license and possession bans: 040-4286-67622 / -23 / -25
Administrative offenses and weapon / glass bottle prohibition zone: 040-4286-67621 / -07 / -15 / -18


The permit expires if the activity is not started within one year of being granted or if it is not carried out for 1 year. Extension of the deadline possible for special reasons. If the application is from a legal person (e.g. GmbH, KG, OHG), the evidence mentioned must be submitted both for the legal person (with the exception of the personal papers) and for every natural person authorized to represent (e.g. managing director).

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