A Mining Office is a lower state supervisory authority. It exerts the immediate uphill view of all associated with a mining operation activities, facilities and equipment. This includes the promotion and monitoring of operational safety and occupational safety.


Legal basis for the Mines Inspectorate is the Federal Mining Act in Germany. The countries are responsible for the implementation of the Federal Mining Act, therefore, the mining authorities state authorities:

  • State Agency for Geology, Mining and Raw Materials department as 9 of the Regional Council of Freiburg in Baden- Württemberg
  • Mining authorities northern Bavaria and Southern Bavaria Bayern
  • State Authority for Mining, Geology and Raw Materials for Berlin and Brandenburg
  • State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology for Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig -Holstein
  • Regierungspräsidien Darmstadt, Gießen and Kassel, Hesse
  • Stralsund Mining Authority for Mecklenburg- Vorpommern
  • Arnsberg District, office building in Dortmund, former Federal Oberbergamt North Rhine-Westphalia in Dortmund
  • State Agency for Geology and Mining for Rhineland -Palatinate
  • Mining Office of the Saarland
  • Saxon Oberbergamt for Saxony
  • State Agency for Geology and Mining for Saxony -Anhalt
  • Thuringian Mining Office of Thuringia

Regional mining authorities

  • Mining Office Kamen
  • Mining Office Saarbrücken

Historic mining authorities

  • Mining Office Hamm


In Austria this was the mining authority to the enactment of the Mineral Resources Act on 1 January 1999, since then there are the mining authorities.


In the Netherlands, the state mining supervision is perceived by the Staatstoezicht op de Mijnen ( SODm ). An important area of ​​responsibility is the oversight of the oil production in the North Sea.