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Licence to collect non-protected plants and catch non-protected animals - application

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General information

A licence from the Nature Conservation Office is required for the large-scale collection of non-protected wild plants or plant parts, catching of non-protected wild animals in any of their development stages, or parts thereof, and storing, offering for sale, or trading in any of these.

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The licence is granted if the activity is not detrimental to the preservation of the species and the necessary protection of the plants or animals is ensured. The time, place, extent, purpose, and type of activity are recorded in the licence.


The application must be filed before starting the activity.

The licence is valid for a maximum of one year and is not transferable. If necessary, the licence may be restricted to less than a year and granted under additional requirements.


Environmental Protection (MA 22)
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 45
Phone: +43 1 4000-73440
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-73415
International fax number: +43 1 4000-7222
E-mail: post@ma22.wien.gv.at

Mondays to Wednesdays from 8 am to 3.30 pm, Thursdays from 8 am to 6 pm, Fridays from 8 am to 2 pm
Please phone to make an appointment.
Opening hours on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 7.30 am to 12 noon; closed on public holidays.

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Documents required

The following documents must be attached to the written application:

  • Name of the plants and animal species for which the application is made
  • Specification of the extent, time, place, and type of activity

Type and format of the evidence to be submitted:
You can find more information about bringing in documents at: Contact the City of Vienna (German)


The fees are due when the procedure is concluded and amount to:

  • Application fee: EUR 14.30
  • Fee per page of attachment: EUR 3.90
  • Administrative fee: EUR 6.50

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.


Online application: Licence to collect non-protected plants and catch non-protected animals (German)

Further information

Legal basis:

Means of redress or appeal

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a 4 weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.

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Last update

12. Dezember 2020

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