Registration of postal services not subject to licensing (inclusion, modification and termination) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If your company provides postal services without requiring a license, you must notify the Federal Network Agency of the start, change and termination of operations.

If you provide postal services on a commercial basis without requiring a license, you must notify the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in writing within one month of the commencement, change and termination of operations.

Activities subject to notification are:

  • Carriage or acceptance/delivery of letter items with an individual weight of more than 1,000 grams.
  • Carriage or acceptance/delivery of goods consignments suitable for letterboxes
  • Carriage or acceptance/delivery of addressed parcels weighing up to 31.5 kilograms
  • Carriage or acceptance/delivery of books, catalogs, newspapers or periodicals (insofar as it is carried out by companies that also carry letter items, letterboxable consignments or addressed parcels weighing up to 31.5 kilograms)
  • Carriage or acceptance/delivery of letter items with an individual weight of up to 1,000 grams as a performing or vicarious agent (subcontractor) for a licensee
  • Constantly accompanied transport of letter items weighing up to 1,000 grams (courier service in accordance with the Postal Act)

Individual processing steps in the transport chain are also subject to notification as parts of the transport chain. These include, for example, the acceptance or delivery of mail items, sorting, forwarding, transport or delivery.) This may be a postal service in a branch office, a parcel store or similar, or it may be a pure transport service.

  • Business registration (for new advertisements)
  • General terms and conditions for postal service providers in accordance with the provisions of European law
  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: yes
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: no

Related Links

  • "Anzeige gemäß § 36 Postgesetz / EU-Paketverordnung" als Online-Formular
  • "Anzeige gemäß § 36 Postgesetz / EU-Paketverordnung" in Papierform

Preconditions

  • You perform postal services on a professional basis.
  • The postal service is not subject to licensing. These are:
    • Carriage or acceptance / delivery of letter items with an individual weight of more than 1,000 grams.
    • Carriage or acceptance/dispensing of mailbox-ready merchandise shipments
    • Carriage or acceptance / delivery of addressed parcels weighing up to 31.5 kilograms
    • Carriage or acceptance/dispensing of books, catalogs, newspapers or periodicals (insofar as it is carried out by companies that also transport letter items, mailbox-eligible consignments or addressed parcels weighing up to 31.5 kilograms)
    • Carriage or acceptance/delivery of letter items with an individual weight of up to 1,000 grams as a performing or vicarious agent (subcontractor) for a licensee
    • Constantly accompanied carriage of letter items weighing up to 1,000 grams (courier service in accordance with the Postal Act)



Related Links

  • § 36 Postgesetz (PostG)
  • Verordnung (EU) 2018/644 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 18. April 2018 über grenzüberschreitende Paketzustelldienste
  • Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2018/1263 der Kommission vom 20. September 2018 zur Erstellung der Formulare für die Übermittlung von Informationen durch Paketzustelldienstanbieter gemäß der Verordnung (EU) 2018/644 des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates

Related Links

  • Informationen zur Anzeigepflicht von Postdienstleistungen auf der Internetseite der Bundesnetzagentur

You can submit the notification via online form or as a completed PDF form or in paper form:

Notification via online form:

  • Open the "Notification pursuant to Section 36 of the Postal Act/EU Parcel Regulation" as an online form.
  • Follow all steps and fill out the form.
  • Attach the necessary attachments. You can upload the attachments as a file.
  • Submit the notification electronically. A copy of the advertisement with automatically generated signature sheet will be sent to you by email. Please sign and send it to the Federal Network Agency. If you use a qualified electronic signature or a qualified electronic seal, the signature sheet is not required.
  • The Federal Network Agency will check your notification.
  • You will receive written confirmation.

Notification via fillable PDF form or in paper form:

  • Open the Federal Network Agency's website and download the "Notification pursuant to Section 36 of the Postal Act/EU Parcel Regulation".
  • Fill out the notification. You can fill it out directly on your computer.
  • Print out the completed notification, sign it and send it to the Federal Network Agency together with the required documents. You can send the notification to the Federal Network Agency by e-mail, fax or letter.
  • The Federal Network Agency will check your documents.
  • You will receive a written confirmation.

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Last update or date of publication
15.11.2021