Fishing tax payment

If you practice fishing in Hamburg, you must have a fishing license and pay the Hamburg fishing tax. This regulation also applies to all anglers from other federal states.

Important notes


Only persons registered in Hamburg may pay the fee to Hamburg Service.

Documents required

Fishing license

Please note

In Hamburg, fishing taxes from other federal states are no longer valid with the new fishing and angling law since June 4th, 2019. The Hamburg tax must be paid by all anglers. Only residents of Hamburg may pay the fee to the Hamburg Service. You can also pay the fishing fee at private issuing offices.

The annual fee can be paid by an authorized person.

Citizens who do not live in Hamburg must pay the fishing fee at private issuing offices. You can find an up-to-date list of private issuing offices under: Forms, Service and Links

The fee can be paid for a maximum of three years in advance.

Procedure & Fees


The fishing fee is paid directly to Hamburg Service.

Processing time

Right away


Annual fee 10 EUR.

Legal notes

Legal basis

§ 1 Regulation for the implementation of the Hamburg Fisheries and Angling Act (HmbFAnGVO)

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