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.
ARD, ZDF and Deutschlandradio contribution service
- Change of address
- Name change
- new bank account
- alternative payment method
You can notify the competent authority of changes in writing, either online or using the form intended for this purpose.
You must notify the competent authority of these changes immediately.
Change: free of charge
The TV and radio licence contribution replaced the TV and radio licence fee on 1 January 2013.
- Rundfunkbeitrag - Änderung des Namens, der Adresse für Privatpersonen
- Rundfunkbeitrag - Änderung der Zahlungsweise, Bankverbindung für Privatpersonen
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.