Emissions trading; application for an emissions permit, emissions authorization or information from the emissions trading register

You can apply for an emissions permit, emissions authorization or information from the emissions trading register.



The detailed list of activities in Annex 1 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act shows who is obliged to participate in emissions trading and requires emissions allowances (emission certificates) to operate their installation. Anyone who is still unsure whether their installation falls under the TEHG has had the opportunity since the amendment to the Act to have this decided by the competent authority. This concerns the separate emissions permit or the determination that an installation does not fall within the scope of the TEHG.


Companies contact their local immission control authority and submit their application for an emissions permit with the necessary information.

The immission control authority confirms the accuracy of the information regarding the respective plant and forwards the process directly to the Bavarian State Office for the Environment.

The Bavarian Environment Agency decides and informs the company whether, as a participant in emissions trading, it must contact the German Emissions Trading Authority at the Federal Environment Agency (DEHSt) in Berlin for the necessary emissions certificates.

However, companies can also contact the Bavarian State Office for the Environment directly.

All other processes of the procedure are regulated by the DEHSt.

Special notes

The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the Federal Environment Agency in Berlin is almost exclusively responsible for enforcing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act (TEHG) in Germany. This includes the allocation of allowances for the emission of greenhouse gases to companies obliged to participate in EU emissions trading, the approval of the monitoring plans to be submitted by these companies and the review of the annual emissions reports.

The federal states are responsible for approving the release of greenhouse gases (emission permit) for stationary installations.

The DEHSt at the Federal Environment Agency is also responsible for enforcing the BEHG. The BEHG creates the basis for trading in certificates for emissions from fuels and ensures that these emissions are priced if they are not covered by EU emissions trading.


The dates are published on the DEHSt website (see "Related links").

Required documents

  • The required documents depend on the individual case.

    Please inquire at the DEHSt.

Online procedures

  • DEHSt-Plattform

    The DEHSt platform is a server-based web application. It provides separate data entry applications for reports, notifications and applications in the DEHSt enforcement procedures as required. It supports applicants and verifier organizations with completion instructions and input validations to help them submit data records that are as error-free and complete as possible.


  • Please contact the DEHSt for further information.

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