responsibility finder
Schleswig-Holstein

Apply for registration for new or used vehicles

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The registration authority in whose area you have your place of residence or registered office is responsible for registration.

Vehicles can be registered to private individuals and legal entities or companies as vehicle owners, i.e. also to

  • companies,
  • authorities or
  • associations.

For a new vehicle, you must submit an application for registration to your registration authority. New vehicles are vehicles that

  • are being used on public roads for the first time and
  • have not previously been registered in Germany or abroad.

For a used vehicle that

  • was previously only used on non-public roads (e.g. at an airport) or
  • was previously only registered abroad

you must submit an application for initial registration to the relevant registration authority.

Once your car has been registered, you will receive the registration papers and your personal license plate number from the registration authority.

Note: For a used vehicle that has already been registered, you only need to submit an application for re-registration in the event of a change of owner.


Process flow

You must apply for admission in writing or online:

  • Find out about the required documents and forms from:
    • your local registration authority or
    • the local registration authority responsible for the location of the vehicle.
  • Make an appointment or, if available, use the online procedure.
  • Bring all the necessary documents and the relevant payment amount with you to your appointment.
  • Your documents will be checked directly on site.
  • If the check is positive, you will receive your loan during the appointment:
    • Your personal license plate,
    • the stamped license plates and
    • your registration documents.
  • There are usually private dealers not far from the registration office where you can have the license plate printed on a license plate immediately afterwards.

Note: You can also be represented by an authorized person. If you are not registered in Germany, you can only apply for the license plate if you name a person authorized to receive it.

Who should I contact?
Competent authority
Requirements
  • You must not have any outstanding fees and expenses from previous licensing procedures.
    • Payment arrears over EUR 30.00: no approval until you have settled the debt
    • Arrears of less than EUR 30.00: approval at the discretion of the authority
  • You must not have vehicle tax debts of EUR 5.00 or more. Default surcharges, interest and late payment penalties are also taken into account when calculating the amount.
Which documents are required?
  • valid identity card or passport
  • for representation: additionally
    • written power of attorney
    • valid identity card or passport of the authorized person
  • for minors: additional declaration of consent and identification documents of the legal guardian
  • for legal entities/companies:
    • Extract from the commercial register,
    • business registration or
    • extract from the register of associations
  • Declaration on the collection of vehicle tax (SEPA direct debit mandate): Form is also available at the local registration office
    • Note: Severely disabled people with the "H", "BI" or "aG" mark on their severely disabled person's pass are exempt from vehicle tax. They do not need to submit a direct debit authorization.
  • Proof of the right of disposal of the owner to be registered:
    • For first-time registration of vehicles with EC type approval:
      • Registration certificate part II and
      • Certificate of Conformity (COC document)
    • for first-time registration of vehicles with national type approval:
      • Registration certificate part II with registered type and variant/version key number
      • Data confirmation from the vehicle manufacturer
    • Additional purchase contract or original invoice for vehicles with
      • EC type approval (EC Certificate of Conformity/COC),
      • national type approval (general operating permit/ABE) or
      • individual approval
  • Insurance confirmation (eVB code) from an insurance company of your choice
    • Note: You can usually request these by telephone.
  • Confirmation of reservation if you have applied for a license plate in advance
  • Note: The competent authority may request further documents
What are the fees?

Application: from EUR 26.80 depending on administrative costs
License plate: from EUR 10.20

The fee is levied in accordance with the Schedule of Fees for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt). Their amount depends on various factors. In individual cases, information can be obtained from the locally competent licensing authority.

The cost of the license plates is not included in the fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

Usually immediately

Legal basis
Applications / forms

Forms: none

Online procedure possible: from 01.10.2019 for private individuals

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: yes

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Professionally released on

26.08.2019

Process flow

You must apply for admission in writing or online:

  • Find out about the required documents and forms from:
    • your local registration authority or
    • the local registration authority responsible for the location of the vehicle.
  • Make an appointment or, if available, use the online procedure.
  • Bring all the necessary documents and the relevant payment amount with you to your appointment.
  • Your documents will be checked directly on site.
  • If the check is positive, you will receive your loan during the appointment:
    • Your personal license plate,
    • the stamped license plates and
    • your registration documents.
  • There are usually private dealers not far from the registration office where you can have the license plate printed on a license plate immediately afterwards.

Note: You can also be represented by an authorized person. If you are not registered in Germany, you can only apply for the license plate if you name a person authorized to receive it.

Who should I contact?

Competent authority

Requirements

  • You must not have any outstanding fees and expenses from previous licensing procedures.
    • Payment arrears over EUR 30.00: no approval until you have settled the debt
    • Arrears of less than EUR 30.00: approval at the discretion of the authority
  • You must not have vehicle tax debts of EUR 5.00 or more. Default surcharges, interest and late payment penalties are also taken into account when calculating the amount.

Which documents are required?

  • valid identity card or passport
  • for representation: additionally
    • written power of attorney
    • valid identity card or passport of the authorized person
  • for minors: additional declaration of consent and identification documents of the legal guardian
  • for legal entities/companies:
    • Extract from the commercial register,
    • business registration or
    • extract from the register of associations
  • Declaration on the collection of vehicle tax (SEPA direct debit mandate): Form is also available at the local registration office
    • Note: Severely disabled people with the "H", "BI" or "aG" mark on their severely disabled person's pass are exempt from vehicle tax. They do not need to submit a direct debit authorization.
  • Proof of the right of disposal of the owner to be registered:
    • For first-time registration of vehicles with EC type approval:
      • Registration certificate part II and
      • Certificate of Conformity (COC document)
    • for first-time registration of vehicles with national type approval:
      • Registration certificate part II with registered type and variant/version key number
      • Data confirmation from the vehicle manufacturer
    • Additional purchase contract or original invoice for vehicles with
      • EC type approval (EC Certificate of Conformity/COC),
      • national type approval (general operating permit/ABE) or
      • individual approval
  • Insurance confirmation (eVB code) from an insurance company of your choice
    • Note: You can usually request these by telephone.
  • Confirmation of reservation if you have applied for a license plate in advance
  • Note: The competent authority may request further documents

What are the fees?

Application: from EUR 26.80 depending on administrative costs
License plate: from EUR 10.20

The fee is levied in accordance with the Schedule of Fees for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt). Their amount depends on various factors. In individual cases, information can be obtained from the locally competent licensing authority.

The cost of the license plates is not included in the fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

Usually immediately

Legal basis

Applications / forms

Forms: none

Online procedure possible: from 01.10.2019 for private individuals

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: yes

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Professionally released on

26.08.2019

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