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Applying for a permit for a prostitution business

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

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On July 1, 2017, the Act on the Regulation of Prostitution Establishments and the Protection of Persons Engaged in Prostitution (Prostitutes Protection Act - ProstSchG) came into force.

In Schleswig-Holstein, the technical supervision of the implementation of the Prostitution Protection Act is divided between the Ministry of Equality for the registration, general and health advice of prostitutes in accordance with Section 2 of the Act and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism for the prostitution industry (Section 3-5 ProstSchG).

This article only describes the obligation to obtain a license to operate a prostitution business.

Anyone wishing to operate a prostitution business or event requires an official permit in accordance with the Prostitution Protection Act (ProstSchG). The generic term "prostitution business" covers various forms of offering sexual services. A prostitution business can be operated through a brothel or walk-in house, a prostitution vehicle, escort agencies or prostitution events.
The licensing procedure includes, among other things, a background check of the applicant and the persons entrusted with important management and security tasks. In relation to a suitable location, an operating or event concept must be submitted, which in particular specifies the organizational, personnel, spatial, hygienic and safety-related framework conditions.

Operators must submit an application for a permit for a prostitution business or prostitution event to the local regulatory authority of the district or independent city where their business will be located or where the event will take place. The permit may be subject to safety requirements. Residential brothels also fall under the Prostitution Protection Act: if, for example, an apartment is rented out to one or more persons for the purpose of prostitution, this apartment is considered a prostitution establishment.
Permit or notification obligations under other regulations, in particular under the provisions of the catering, trade, building, water, immission control or road and path laws, must be observed and fulfilled separately by the operator.


Who should I contact?

To the regulatory authorities of the districts and independent cities.

What are the fees?

The calculation of fees is based on the tariff items under No. 11.16 of the general tariff of fees of the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Anyone who operated a prostitution business before July 1, 2017 had to report this by October 1 and submit an application for a permit by the end of 2017. If this transitional rule is missed, a new application must be submitted. For new openings after July 1, 2017, operators must report the business to the competent authority before starting operations and submit an application for a permit. The permit for prostitution businesses is subject to a fee.

Legal basis
Applications / forms

With the regulatory authorities of the districts and independent cities of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

What else should I know?

The LAsD in Neumünster is responsible for the personal registration as well as the general and health counseling of persons who wish to work as prostitutes (Section 2 ProstSchG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the regulatory authorities of the districts and independent cities.

What are the fees?

The calculation of fees is based on the tariff items under No. 11.16 of the general tariff of fees of the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Anyone who operated a prostitution business before July 1, 2017 had to report this by October 1 and submit an application for a permit by the end of 2017. If this transitional rule is missed, a new application must be submitted. For new openings after July 1, 2017, operators must report the business to the competent authority before starting operations and submit an application for a permit. The permit for prostitution businesses is subject to a fee.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

With the regulatory authorities of the districts and independent cities of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

What else should I know?

The LAsD in Neumünster is responsible for the personal registration as well as the general and health counseling of persons who wish to work as prostitutes (Section 2 ProstSchG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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