Building project; notification of commencement of use

You must give prior notification of the commencement of use of a building structure. This does not apply to projects that do not require a procedure.

Description

Prerequisites

You must notify the commencement of use of a building structure if it was erected on the basis of a building permit or exemption from approval. This also applies if the building permit or exemption from approval merely involved a change of use or if the building permit is deemed to have been granted due to the fictitious nature of the approval.

You do not have to notify the commencement of use for projects that are exempt from procedures or projects that do not require planning permission due to the priority of other approval procedures.

Procedure

Written submission

  • Submit the completed and signed "Notification of commencement of use" form with the required attachments to the lower building supervisory authority (district offices, independent cities, large district towns and certain larger municipalities).
  • Verbal notification is not sufficient.
  • You will not receive confirmation of receipt.
  • The lower building supervisory authority will then check whether the requirements for usability have been met.

Digital submission

It is not yet possible to submit the notification of commencement of use digitally throughout Bavaria. This is only possible with certain lower building supervisory authorities. You can find out which these are in § 1 of the Digital Building Application Ordinance. You can find the link under the "Legal basis" tab.

  • The commencement of use can be notified digitally to the lower building supervisory authority using the online assistant.
  • The prescribed form "Notification of commencement of use" is replaced by the queries in the online assistant.
  • Signatures are replaced by authentication using the "BayernID" user account.
  • The attachments are uploaded to the online assistant in electronic form (files in PDF format).

Deadlines

You must notify us of the commencement of use at least two weeks prior to commencement.

Required documents

  • If necessary, certificate of stability II (for form see "Forms")

    Only required for buildings in building classes 4 and 5.

  • If applicable, certificate of fire protection II (for form see "Forms")

    Only required for special buildings, medium and large garages and buildings of building class 5, unless the fire protection certificate is checked by the building authorities.

  • Fire protection certificate, if applicable

    Only insofar as it has not been tested by the building authorities.

  • If applicable, confirmation by an authorised inspector that the construction complies with the fire protection certificate.

    Only required for buildings in building class 4, except for special buildings and medium and large garages.

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Anzeige der Nutzungsaufnahme
    Please note

    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.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Bescheinigung Standsicherheit II
    Please note

    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.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Bescheinigung Brandschutz II
    Please note

    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.

Fees

  • none

Remedy

As no decision is issued by the lower building supervisory authority, you cannot lodge an appeal.

Links to more information

Status:29.02.2024

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
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