Substructures for public areas

The use of public traffic areas (streets, paths or squares) beyond common use requires a special use permit. This includes the sub-construction of public areas by z. B. Casemates, sheet piling, construction pits.

Important notes


The prerequisites of Section 19, Paragraph 1, Clause 4 of the Hamburg Roads Act must be met:

  • 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 the 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. Sketch with details of the dimensions required.

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

Processing time at least 6 weeks.


Different depending on the type of use. Minimum fee 50 euros.

Legal notes

Legal basis

Section 19 (1) of the Hamburg Roads Act

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