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Weapons and ammunition Applying for a permit if a collection is continued by heirs


If you inherit a culturally and historically significant or scientific-technical collection of weapons or ammunition and want to continue this collection, you need a permit for this. Upon request, you can have the acquisition and possession of missing collection items approved.

  • You have reached the age of 18.
  • They are reliable within the meaning of the Weapons Act.
  • They are personally suitable within the meaning of the Weapons Act.
  • You are knowledgeable within the meaning of the Weapons Act.
  • The testator was the holder of a permit under § 17 of the Weapons Act.
  • You are the acquirer of a collection within the meaning of § 17 of the Weapons Act as a result of an inheritance.
  • You have had a blocking system installed for firearms requiring a permit, unless there is another need according to § 8 and §§ 13 ff. WaffG.
  • Proof of acquisition as a result of an inheritance, e.g. right to inherit, certificate of inheritance
  • Proof of your expertise
  • Proof of sufficient collection status
  • Proof that your weapons and/or ammunition are safely stored
  • if necessary, proof of the installation of a blocking system

Administration fee: EUR 150

Period of validity of the employment permit: usually indefinite

Please contact your county's weapons department. If you live in Dessau-Roßlau, please also contact the weapons authority.

If you live in Halle or Magdeburg, please contact the respective police headquarters.


You can obtain permission as follows:

  • You submit an application and submit the necessary documents
  • the required documents will be checked, if necessary you must submit further required documents later
  • Your age, your reliability, your personal suitability
  • Your expertise and your need will be checked (§ 4 paragraph 1 numbers 1 to 4 WaffG) and, if necessary, the presence of a blocking system
  • the decision on weapons law is made.

Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

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Landkreis Wittenberg - Jagd, Waffen, Fischerei
Breitscheidstraße 4
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible