Prostitution activity, business, permit
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The Prostitute Protection Act came into force on July 1, 2017. The law introduces an official registration requirement for all prostitutes. In addition, a permit requirement for the operation of a prostitution business is introduced.
Prostitution industry:
  • Application according to § 12 ProstSchG
  • Copy of identity card (front and back) or passport with registration certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct for submission to an authority according to document type 0, or European certificate of good conduct for applicant or legal representative
  • Extract from the central trade register for applicants or legal representation (max. Three months old)
  • Current excerpt from the trade / cooperative / association register - for legal persons

Operating concept for:

Prostitution facilities and prostitution events with the following documents:

  • Floor plan (3-fold) of the indoor and, if necessary, outdoor facilities with escape routes.
  • Lease, lease or proof of ownership
  • House rules, if applicable
  • Sample contract / sample agreement with prostitutes
  • If necessary, hygiene plan
  • Other if applicable (e.g. permits, permits)

Prostitution vehicles with the following documents:

  • Current operating license (approval certificate part I and II)
  • Current photo of the vehicle

Note (deputy permission):
If your prostitution business is to be operated by a person appointed as a substitute, a separate permit and reliability check are required (§§ 13, 14 Paragraph 3 Prost-SchG). The application for a deputy permission can only be made if permission to engage in prostitution has been granted.


Who does the permit requirement apply to?
For people who run a prostitution business as an operator. A prostitution business is operated by anyone who commercially offers services in connection with the provision of sexual services by at least one other person or provides premises for this by
  • operates a prostitution facility,
  • provides a prostitution vehicle,
  • organizes or carries out a prostitution event or
  • operates a prostitution agency.
Law for the protection of persons working in prostitution (Prostitute Protection Act - ProstSchG)
ProstAV: Prostitution Registration Ordinance
ProstStatV: Prostitution Statistics Ordinance
Printed matter Hamburg: Drs. 21/11140

Related Links

  • Implementation of the Prostitute Protection Act in Hamburg
  • Prostitute Protection Act - Forms and Downloads
  • Prostitute Protection Act - Information for operators

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