Work has been going on on the construction site of the Weilheim tax office since May 2017.
The construction site was completed in mid-January and the building should actually have been handed over to the authorities.
But the date was postponed - once again there were technical problems.
"We're almost done - thank God," said Peter Aumann, responsible division manager at the State Building Authority, in an interview with the local newspaper at the beginning of January.
There are only a few small things such as the outdoor facilities that still need to be made.
The handover of the building to the tax office could take place on Friday, January 15th.
But it turned out differently: Aumann announced shortly beforehand that the handover had to be postponed.
The reason for this is that the glass elements for the entrance cannot be lifted in with suction lifters at temperatures below zero degrees.
"If the worm is in a construction site, everything goes wrong."
Since 2017 there have been repeated problems on the tax office construction site
By this, Aumann means that since May 2017 there have been repeated problems on the construction site - the building has been completely refurbished and an upper floor has been added.
Because "construction work went wrong that shouldn't go wrong", an official construction freeze was imposed in June 2018.
The planned completion at the end of 2019 was postponed.
"If the construction site has been standing for a year, it is no longer so easy afterwards," said Aumann.
New appointments had to be found by mutual agreement with the companies.
That was "unfortunately a little difficult" because of the high workload of the craft firms.
In addition, the state building authority had problems not only with the architect, who was finally fired.
“We also changed the floor layer,” explained the responsible division manager.
There were also problems with the painter in between.
Employees move in at the beginning of March
About six weeks after the actual handover date in mid-January, the state building authority was able to hand over the building to the tax office in Weilheim-Schongau on Thursday, February 11th.
Two more weeks of transition have been agreed with the employees of the tax office, "during which the building will be brought into shape by us and the tax office will start furnishing," says Aumann.
The postponed handover is not a major problem for the authorities.
Because the employees who are currently housed in an alternative building on Bahnhofstrasse in Weilheim will only move in during the coming week.
For a few days now, the files have been moved to the new workplace at Oberen Graben.
Because of moving: Restrictions in the accessibility of the tax office
From next Monday, March 1st, the tax office employees at the alternative office will move.
Until Friday, March 5th, there may be impairments in the telephone availability of the authority, said Burkard, head of the tax office.
"The central cash desk, the assessment office and the enforcement office are particularly affected," he said.
However, attempts are being made to keep the impairments as low as possible.
From March onwards, a total of 45 financial employees will move into their workplaces at the Oberen Graben.
25 of them are from the treasury.
She will also move into the new building and will then be "responsible not only for Weilheim-Schongau, but also for the Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Miesbach and Bad-Tölz-Wolfratshausen tax offices," said the head of the tax office.
The other employees of the tax office will stay as usual in Hofstrasse in Weilheim and in the Schongau branch.
But despite the many problems and the resulting increased costs, there is a glimmer of hope for the State Building Authority as far as the money is concerned: The proceedings against the former architect have recently started.
“We assume that this will bring back some of the additional costs,” says division manager Aumann.
Because the damage caused by the planner is around one million euros.