Parcel delivery service - permit / notification requirement pursuant to § 36 of the Postal Act

Service Description

Anyone providing postal services without requiring a license must notify the Federal Network Agency of the commencement, modification and termination of operations.

Activities subject to notification are

  • Carriage of letter items weighing up to 1000 grams if this activity is performed on behalf of a licensee (as an agent or vicarious agent)
  • Carriage of letter items weighing more than 1000 grams
  • Carriage of addressed parcels up to 20 kg
  • Carriage of books, catalogs, newspapers or magazines
  • Courier service according to § 5 PostG

To operate a parcel delivery service, you may need a permit from the Federal Network Agency.

The transport of parcels weighing up to 20 kg does not require a permit.

In any case, you must register the parcel transport service as a business.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

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

Tulpenfeld 4
53113 Bonn, Stadt

Postal address
Post office box 80 01
53105 Bonn, Stadt