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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a permit to use water for the use of motor boats


They may use any above-ground flowing water for common use. Common use includes:

  • Bathing
  • Diving
  • The watering at watering points
  • Ice sports
  • Driving with small boats without an engine
  • Schwemmen
  • Drawing with hand vessels

If you use the water for these purposes, you do not need a permit.

If you want to sail the water by motorboat, you need a permit.

The permit is valid for a maximum of 10 years.

Would you like to sail a lake with a motorboat? For this you need a permit.

Please contact the lower water authority in your county or county-free city.

  • They do not affect nature or residents
  • You use a small vehicle
  • full address
  • Telephone number
  • Name of the body of water
  • if necessary, site plan
  • Type of boat
  • Engine
  • Fishing licence if the use is to be made for fishing purposes
  • Duration of the planned use (the permit is for a maximum of 10 years)

EUR 65.00 to EUR 1,250.00

Many counties provide you with an application form on the respective website.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Energy of Saxony-Anhalt

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