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TV and radio licence contributions for private dwellings - reporting changes

You must notify the ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio contribution service (Beitragsservice) if you move house or change your name or bank account.

Responsible department

ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio contribution service

Leistungsdetails

Prerequisite

  •   Change of address
  •   Name change
  •   new bank account
  •   alternative payment method

Procedure

You can notify the competent authority of changes in writing, either online or using the form intended for this purpose.

Deadlines

You must notify the competent authority of these changes immediately.

Required documents

none

Costs

Change: free of charge

Miscellaneous

The TV and radio licence contribution replaced the TV and radio licence fee on 1 January 2013.

Release note

The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Staatsministerium released it on 09.06.2017. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.