Explosive substances; notification of the commencement of activities and of the responsible persons appointed

Anyone who handles explosive substances on a commercial basis must notify the competent authority of the commencement of this activity and of the responsible persons appointed by him.


Permit holders or company owners who commercially handle explosive substances must notify the competent authority of the commencement of this activity.

The notification must state

  • who is responsible for managing the operation and
  • who is the person responsible in accordance with § 21 SprengG.

The responsible persons must ensure the safe handling of explosive substances. At least one person over 21 years of age must be appointed in writing for this task.

Suitable responsible persons are, for example, business owners, plant managers, branch managers or heads of department who have the necessary knowledge of explosives law (e.g. certificate of competence).

The trade supervisory offices of the governments in whose district the company or branch is located are responsible for receiving the notification.


The commencement of the activity must be notified at least two weeks in advance.


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Anzeige nach §§ 14, 21 Sprengstoffgesetz (SprengG); Bestellung, Beauftragung einer Person
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    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.


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Status: 22.12.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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