Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration
Housing Public Service Broadcasting Licence Fee
For € 17.50 per month, the licence fee covers all public service broadcasting programmes (ARD, ZDF, Germany Radio) and is only paid once per residence.
Hamburg Welcome Portal – Living - Housing – Public Service Broadcasting Licence Fee
vergrößern (Bild: ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice) That means:
- 1 person in an apartment = 1 licence fee
- 1 family in an apartment = 1 licence fee
- 1 flatshare = 1 licence fee
It is irrelevant how many TVs, radios or computers there are at a residence.
The fee model exempts those receiving social welfare payments which are dependent on income. They can apply for an exemption. People with disabilities pay a reduced fee.
Further information can be found on the website of the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (in German only).