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Apply for exemptions from the permit requirement to acquire and possess ammunition


In principle, you need a permit to acquire and possess ammunition. Deviating from this, there are specifically named exceptional cases. In addition, you have the option of applying for an exception in individual cases, provided that there are special reasons and there are no objections to public security and order. However, this is only possible for cases that are comparable to the specifically named exceptional cases.

  • there are special reasons
  • Interests of public safety and order do not conflict with
  • there is comparability with the exceptional cases mentioned in § 12 of the Weapons Act
  • existing licensing requirements are not circumvented
  • there is an isolated case

Depending on the individual case

Administrative fee for granting an exemption from the permit requirement: EUR 100 - 500

Please contact your county's gun 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 department.

You can get an exception as follows:

  1. You submit an application and submit the necessary documents,
  2. the required documents are checked, if necessary you must submit further required documents
  3. the requirements of § 12 paragraph 5 WaffG are checked
  4. the decision on weapons law is made.

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

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