Non-mineable mineral resources; application for permission to explore
You can apply for a mining permit for the exploration of non-minable mineral resources.
Non-mining mineral resources such as geothermal energy, natural gas and crude oil, ores and coal, salt and brine are not part of real property. For the exploration of these mineral resources, the Free State issues a legal title based on the Federal Mining Act, which is the basis for all activities, the mining permit.
Upon application, the mining permit is issued for a maximum of five years for the exploration of a non-minable mineral resource. Extensions for a further three years are possible if necessary and if the exploration work has been implemented according to plan in coordination with the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
The mining permit gives an exclusive right to the holder of the right to explore. It is not associated with a specific permit, e.g. for drilling. This requires separate approval procedures. These legal titles provide investment and legal security. This enables the state to control exploration accordingly.
Natural persons, legal entities and commercial partnerships are eligible to apply.
The applicant should be familiar with the technical matter of exploration, be reliable and be able to prove the financing of the work.
The application must be submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy in writing or electronically.
The permit card must be submitted in analog form due to its documentary nature.
During the procedure, the relevant authorities in their area of responsibility are involved. In complex cases, expert opinions are requested.
Applications should be coordinated in advance with the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy, in particular the work program, which should be in line with the raw material economy objectives of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy.
For complete applications, the processing time is about 2 months.
Technical work program
(if possible, coordinate in advance with the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy)
Proof of funding
(via equity, loans, binding investment commitments)
Declaration that results will be submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide:
Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.
Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie
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