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Applying for the first mining permit


You can apply for the permit online via the "BergPass" platform or in writing to your local mountain authority.

Apply for a permit online via the "BergPass" platform:

  • Go to the "BergPass" online platform and log in.
    • To register, you will need a bundID and an identity card or residence permit with an active online ID function.
  • Call up the application form and fill it out completely and truthfully.
  • Upload the required documents as a file and send the application.

Apply for a permit in writing to the competent mining authority:

  • Contact your responsible mining authority and coordinate the required application documents.
  • Submit the application and all required documents by post to your competent mining authority.

Further procedural steps:

  • The competent authority will check your application and the documents submitted. If any documents are missing, the authority will contact you.
  • The mining authority alone decides on the approval, but usually carries out a participation process: If your work program contains measures and areas that affect the remit of other authorities or the municipalities as planning authorities, it will then distribute it to all authorities affected by the project.
  • You will receive a notification by post informing you of the decision on your application. In addition, the decision will be sent electronically to the relevant mailbox (bundID or ELSTER company account) in advance and information will be displayed in BergPass.
  • You will also receive a notification of costs. Pay the fees.

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