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Prostitution vehicles – set-up notification

Prostitution vehicles are vehicles, vehicle trailers and other mobile facilities that are provided for the provision of sexual services.

Anyone wishing to set up a prostitution vehicle for operation for more than two consecutive days or multiple times within one month, must provide notification to the competent local Public Order Office, two weeks before setting up the vehicle.

The operating location and operating hours must not be in conflict with the requirements for the protection of the prostitutes working in the prostitution vehicle or their customers, of local residents and neighbours or the general public.
Approval for setting up the prostitution vehicle may otherwise be denied.
It is considered an offence, if notification is not submitted, not submitted correctly, not in full, or not in time, and a fine of up to EUR 1,000.00 may be imposed for such offence.

Prerequisites

Documents required

  • Set-up notification
    The notification must contain the following information:
    • first and surname of the vehicle owner and the full name of the operator of the prostitution vehicle,
    • the car registration plate number or vessel identification of the prostitution vehicle,
    • exact specification of the set-up site,
    • duration of set-up and
    • the operating hours.
    Please use the notification template available from the forms section!
  • Licence for operating a prostitution business including operating concept
    Copy of the licence for operating a prostitution business including the corresponding operating concept.

    The operating concept must state clearly, whether the vehicle’s interior is large enough and whether it has adequate interior fittings.
    Required properties of the prostitution vehicle include that
    • doors can be opened from the inside at all times,
    • technical measures are in place to ensure that help is available at all times,
    • it has adequate sanitary facilities, and
    • there is a valid operating licence for the vehicle, and
    • the vehicle is technically operational.
    Copy of the representation permit if applicable.
  • Registration certificates / alias certificates
    Copies of the registration certificates and / or alias certificates of all prostitutes that are expected to be working in the prostitution vehicle.
  • Agreements with prostitutes
    Copies of agreements / contracts concluded with the prostitutes for using the vehicle.
  • Photographs of the prostitution vehicle
    Recent photographs (outside and inside views) of the prostitution vehicle.
  • Valid operating licence / evidence of operability
    Evidence of a valid operating licence and technical operability of the prostitution vehicle (e. g. copy of certification of the most recent general inspection, copy registration certificate part I, garage service record, or similar)

Fees

Between EUR 150.00 and 3,500.00, depending on the administrative effort

Average time to process request

approx. 2 weeks

Responsible authorities

Set-up notification for a prostitution vehicle must be submitted to the competent Public Order Office for the set-up location.

Bezirksamt Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Bezirksamt Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf

Bezirksamt Mitte

Bezirksamt Pankow

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Bezirksamt Pankow

Bezirksamt Reinickendorf

Bezirksamt Spandau

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Bezirksamt Spandau

Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Specific information on this location currently available only on the authority's home page: Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf

Bezirksamt Tempelhof-Schöneberg