Delivery service (letters up to 1,000 g) - permit / license

Service Description

If you carry letter mail items with an individual weight of no more than 1,000 grams commercially for others, you need a permit (license).

The license must be refused if facts justify the assumption that

  • the applicant does not have the required capability, reliability or expertise to exercise the license rights,
  • public safety or order would be endangered by the commencement of an activity requiring a license,
  • the applicant does not insignificantly undercut the essential working conditions that are customary in the licensed sector.

A license is not required for

  • carries letter mail items as an agent or vicarious agent of the person who has been granted a license pursuant to paragraph 1,
  • carries letter-post items which are enclosed with another item and relate exclusively to the contents thereof
  • transports items of correspondence in such a way that individual proven items of correspondence are transported in the interest of rapid and reliable
  • and the accompanying person has the possibility to access the individual consignment at any time and to make the necessary dispositions (courier service).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen - Referat 317

Address
Tulpenfeld 4
53113 Bonn, Stadt

Postal address
Post office box 80 01
53105 Bonn, Stadt