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Register second home tax

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When is the second home tax payable and how much is it?

Anyone who lives in a secondary residence (secondary residence in the sense of the registration law) in the city of Bremen as an owner, tenant or free user is in principle liable to pay secondary residence tax.


  • A dwelling within the meaning of the Secondary Dwelling Tax Act is a set of rooms intended for living or sleeping, which includes a kitchen or kitchenette and a toilet.
  • Married persons or registered civil partnerships who are not permanently separated and one of whom maintains a second home for professional reasons in addition to the shared main home located outside the municipality of Bremen are exempt from the tax obligation.

What documents do I need?

  • Lease contract
  • Registration confirmation