Weapons manufacturing permit application

Service Description

Permission to manufacture, process or repair firearms or ammunition on a commercial basis or independently as part of a commercial enterprise must be applied for from the Place of commercial main establishment must be applied for. It may be restricted to certain types of firearms and ammunition.

Permission is granted only for a natural person (sole proprietorship). In the case of legal entities, the responsible managing director or the individual personally liable partners each require a permit.

If the firearms manufacturing business is to be operated by a deputy or if a person is to be entrusted with the management of a branch or a dependent branch, then a deputy permit must be applied for on their behalf.

The permit expires if the activity has not been commenced within one year of the permit being granted or has not been carried out for one year. The time limits may be extended for special reasons.

special notes for District-free City Erfurt

Issuance, refusal, withdrawal of permits

  • for the acquisition and possession of firearms and for carrying firearms
  • to carry signal weapons, alarm firearms and irritant weapons
  • to shoot salutes and firecrackers and to carry weapons for this purpose
  • for the operation of shooting ranges as well as notifications for the start of operation and supervision
  • Weapons trading permit

Forms from the Thuringia Forms Service of the Thuringia Portal:

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Waffen-, Jagd- und Fischereiangelegenheiten

Visiting address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7840
0361 655-7777
Opening times
Monday 09:00 - 12:30 Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00 Thursday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 12:30
Transport connection
9, 51, 60


52, 61, 155, 234/235

1, 3, 4, 5, 6