Building project; request for an isolated deviation from local building regulations.

If your non-procedural project conflicts with a local building code, you may request a variance from it.



You can apply for an isolated deviation from local building regulations if

  • your project does not require a procedure and
  • the deviations are compatible with the public interests, taking into account the purpose of the respective local building regulation and the neighboring interests protected under public law.


Written Submission

  • Submit your application for an isolated variance from local building codes to the appropriate municipality.
  • Also submit a statement of reasons and the required documents. Required documents are those needed by the municipality to evaluate the issue.
  • A specific form is not prescribed.
  • An oral application is not possible. If the variance affects regulations that serve to protect neighbors, you should present the application to your neighbors before submitting it and obtain their consent.
  • The municipality will review your application and make a decision. You will receive a written decision.

Digital submission

Digital submission of applications for isolated deviation is currently not yet possible throughout Bavaria. This can only be done at certain lower building supervisory authorities. You can read which these are in § 1 Digital Building Application Ordinance. You can find the link under the tab "Legal basis".

  • The application for an isolated variance from other building code laws can be submitted digitally using the online wizard. Documents are uploaded to the Online Assistant in electronic form (files in PDF format). Signatures are replaced by authentication using the "BayernID" user account.
  • The application first reaches the lower building supervisory authority, which immediately forwards it to the responsible municipality.



Processing time

The processing time depends on the scope and complexity of the project and the current workload of the municipality.

Required documents

  • current cadastral map extract

  • Site plan

    (M 1 : 1,000 or 1 : 5,000)

  • Construction drawings

  • if necessary, further documents

    Where necessary for the decision on the isolated variance.


  • The fees amount to 5% of the benefit you stand to gain from the deviation, but not less than EUR 75.


You can challenge the municipality's decision on the isolated deviation from local building regulations by filing a lawsuit with the administrative court.


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