Commercial keeping, breeding, display, use or trade of animals: permit

A permit is required for the commercial keeping, breeding, display, use of animals and trade in animals.

To the extent necessary for the protection of the animals, the permit may be granted subject to time limits, conditions and conditions.

No documents are required.


  • The person responsible for the activity must possess the knowledge and skills necessary for the activity due to his or her training or previous or other handling of animals. Proof of this must be provided on request in a technical discussion with the competent authority.
  • The person responsible for the activity must have the necessary reliability.
  • The rooms and facilities used for the activity must enable the animals to be fed, cared for and accommodated in accordance with the legal requirements.

Related Links

  • Animal Welfare Act (TierSchG)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

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