Recognition of a forestry association and the granting of legal capacity as an economic association

Association of landowners for the joint management of their forest land in a forest management community (FBG)

Forest management associations (FBG) are private-law associations of landowners. In particular, they have the purpose of compensating for the disadvantages of small area in the management and various structural deficiencies in the management of their forest areas.

  • Formal application for recognition and granting of legal capacity
  • Founding protocol of the association in copy
  • Attendance list of the founding meeting in copy
  • original statutes adopted, dated and signed by all members of the Board of Management
  • List of members and areas of the Forestry Association
  • Contact details of the Forest Management Association
  • if necessary, application for exemption from fees
  • Formal written application
  • Checklist for application is available on the Internet of the highest forestry authority


  • Founded association with at least seven members
  • elected Board of Directors
  • Statutes approved by general meeting

Section 18 Federal Forest Act (BWaldG)

Section 19 Federal Forest Act (BWaldG) (Award of Legal Capacity)

Section 22 Civil Code (BGB) (economic association)

Section 56 Civil Code (BGB) (minimum number of members)

Related Links

  • Section 18 Federal Forest Act (BWaldG)
  • Formal written application for recognition and granting of legal capacity to the country's highest forestry authority
  • All required documents must be fully attached

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection (MLUK) of the State of Brandenburg, Division 3

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