Waffenschein mit Waffe
Weapons law
On this page you will find all information on the subject of "small firearms licenses", all forms, applications and information sheets as well as useful information.
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Up-to-date information:

Due to the current increased workload, we would like to inform you:


  • Please always use our functional mailbox za12.dortmund [at] polizei.nrw.de (za12[dot]dortmund[at]polizei[dot]nrw[dot]de)
  • for all matters; you will not receive a separate confirmation of receipt, a check for completeness will be carried out at a later date
  • there will be longer processing times, so please refrain from making enquiries


Here is a summary of the most frequently asked questions/answers:

1. How can I submit documents?

You can send your documents by post, hand them in at reception (staffed throughout, no confirmations are issued) or send documents/information/questions by email to za12.dortmund [at] polizei.nrw.de (za12[dot]dortmund[at]polizei[dot]nrw[dot]de), provided that no firearms licenses are required for processing.

2. How can I speak to you in person?

You can reach us by telephone on Mondays-Fridays from 8:30-11:30 and Mondays and Thursdays from 13-16.

Personal consultations without an appointment are unfortunately not currently possible. You can contact us at the times stated to make an appointment.

3. When can I hand in weapons/ammunition for destruction?

Only after making an appointment by telephone.

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In urgent cases: Police emergency number 110