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 ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (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 within the following PDF-brochure and on the website of the ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice (in German only).