Firearms license - issuance

Service Description

If you want to carry a firearm in public, i.e. outside your home or business premises, your contented property or a shooting range, you need a firearms license. This also applies to alarm, irritant and signal weapons ("small" weapons license).

Requirements for obtaining a weapons license:

  • Age of majority (18 years),
  • reliability,
  • personal suitability,
  • Proof of a need*,
  • Proof of liability insurance*,
  • Proof of technical and legal knowledge of weapons*.

(* not required for "small firearms license").

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt 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

Address
99111 Erfurt
Telephone
0361 655-7840
Fax
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

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