Broadcasting contribution in the private sector

Service Description

The broadcasting contribution replaced the broadcasting fee on January 1, 2013. It is levied per home in the private sector. It is independent of the type and number of broadcasting devices. The rule applies: one dwelling - one contribution.

The broadcasting fee covers all broadcasting devices, smartphones and computers within the apartment as well as the private cars of all residents. If one resident pays the broadcasting contribution, this covers the contribution obligation of all persons living in the apartment.

If you have a second home, you must pay an additional broadcasting contribution for it. The changeover to the broadcasting contribution is automatic as long as you do not provide any other information.
If you have previously paid broadcasting fees more than once within one apartment, please contact ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice, 50656 Cologne, Germany or go online at:

Contact form registration and change

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Start your request directly online:

Competent Authority

ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice

Postal address
50656 Köln, Stadt
Opening times

Accessibility of the hotline:

Mon. 07:00 - 19:00
Tue. 07:00 - 19:00
Wed. 07:00 - 19:00
Thu. 07:00 - 19:00
Fri. 07:00 - 19:00