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Schleswig-Holstein

Applying for insurance license plates for small vehicles

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

For operation on public roads, only an operating license and an insurance plate are required for the following motor vehicles:

  • Small motorcycles, such as mopeds and mopeds, which have an engine capacity of no more than 50 cm3 and do not travel faster than 45 km/h.
  • Electric bicycles with pedal assistance at speeds above 25 km/h or pedal-independent motor assistance above 6 km/h up to max. 45 km/h.
  • Segways and similar mobility aids with an electric drive and a maximum speed of up to 20 km/h.
  • Quads and trikes with a maximum speed of up to 45 km/h determined by their design and a maximum cubic capacity of 50 cm3.
  • E-scooters with an operating license and a maximum speed of 45 km/h.
  • Motorized ambulance chairs
  • Mopeds and mopeds from GDR production with a maximum speed of up to 60 km/h that were already insured before 01.03.1992.

The insurance license plate proves that motor vehicle liability insurance exists for the respective motor vehicle in the corresponding insurance year.

The insurance license plate is issued directly by the motor vehicle insurers. It is valid for one insurance year from March 1st to the end of February of the following year.

The insurance license plate consists of a plate with a unique identification number, the traffic year and the symbol of the responsible association of motor vehicle insurers. If no association is responsible, the plate bears the symbol of the insurer.


Process flow

The owner concludes an insurance contract with a domestic insurance company that is authorized to operate motor vehicle liability insurance. After conclusion of the contract and payment of the insurance premium, the insurer provides the owner with the insurance license plate together with a corresponding certificate for the respective traffic year.

For storage in the Central Vehicle Register of the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the applicant shall provide the insurer with the holder's data, details of the vehicle class, type of bodywork and make of vehicle, as well as the vehicle identification number, and provide proof of these details on request.

Who should I contact?

Please contact your motor insurer.

Requirements

The vehicle complies with the construction and operating regulations and there is motor vehicle liability insurance in accordance with the compulsory insurance law.

Which documents are required?
  • Owner data
  • Information on vehicle class, type of bodywork and make of vehicle as well as the vehicle identification number
What are the fees?

Insurance premium

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The insurance license plate and the certificate lose their validity at the end of the traffic year.

The vehicle driver must carry the certificate of insurance license plate and hand it over to the responsible persons for inspection on request.

Legal basis
Applications / forms

The procedure is based on the specifications of the insurance companies.

What else should I know?

The insurance company has liability insurance for the owner and driver to cover personal injury, property damage and other financial losses caused by the use of the vehicle if the vehicle is used on public roads or places (Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act).

The policyholder may also be obliged to indemnify third parties if the vehicle did not comply with the construction and operating regulations of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations or was driven by an unauthorized driver or by a driver without the required driving license. In such cases, the insurer's obligation to indemnify the policyholder shall lapse.

Anyone who uses or permits the use of a vehicle on public roads or places although the liability insurance contract required by the Compulsory Insurance Act does not or no longer exists for the vehicle is liable to a custodial sentence of up to one year or a fine.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Professionally released on

30.08.2018

Process flow

The owner concludes an insurance contract with a domestic insurance company that is authorized to operate motor vehicle liability insurance. After conclusion of the contract and payment of the insurance premium, the insurer provides the owner with the insurance license plate together with a corresponding certificate for the respective traffic year.

For storage in the Central Vehicle Register of the Federal Motor Transport Authority, the applicant shall provide the insurer with the holder's data, details of the vehicle class, type of bodywork and make of vehicle, as well as the vehicle identification number, and provide proof of these details on request.

Who should I contact?

Please contact your motor insurer.

Requirements

The vehicle complies with the construction and operating regulations and there is motor vehicle liability insurance in accordance with the compulsory insurance law.

Which documents are required?

  • Owner data
  • Information on vehicle class, type of bodywork and make of vehicle as well as the vehicle identification number

What are the fees?

Insurance premium

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The insurance license plate and the certificate lose their validity at the end of the traffic year.

The vehicle driver must carry the certificate of insurance license plate and hand it over to the responsible persons for inspection on request.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

The procedure is based on the specifications of the insurance companies.

What else should I know?

The insurance company has liability insurance for the owner and driver to cover personal injury, property damage and other financial losses caused by the use of the vehicle if the vehicle is used on public roads or places (Section 1 of the Road Traffic Act).

The policyholder may also be obliged to indemnify third parties if the vehicle did not comply with the construction and operating regulations of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations or was driven by an unauthorized driver or by a driver without the required driving license. In such cases, the insurer's obligation to indemnify the policyholder shall lapse.

Anyone who uses or permits the use of a vehicle on public roads or places although the liability insurance contract required by the Compulsory Insurance Act does not or no longer exists for the vehicle is liable to a custodial sentence of up to one year or a fine.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Professionally released on

30.08.2018

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