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Schleswig-Holstein

Apply for a license plate

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Would you like a specific combination of letters or numbers for your license plate, for example

  • an abbreviation of your name
  • the abbreviation of your company,
  • a date of birth or wedding date or
  • would you like an "old license plate" for your vehicle that is available again in your district together with a specific identification number?

You can apply for a license plate for a fee or reserve one in advance.

If you would like to use the license plate number of your deregistered vehicle again later in the same administrative district, you can have the identification number reserved for a certain period of time for a fee and apply again in connection with the re-registration or the registration of another vehicle. A reservation of the desired registration number expires if you move a deregistered vehicle. Please contact the registration authority beforehand.

Attention:

  • Subsequent changes to a license plate combination allocated to a vehicle are only possible for an additional fee.
  • A license plate reserved in another registration district cannot be taken to the new registration district when moving.

Note:The registration authorities will try to comply with your wishes. However, you have no legal entitlement to a license plate of your choice.


Process flow

At most registration authorities, you can reserve or apply for vanity plates in person, in writing or by telephone. Many registration authorities also offer an online service on the Internet.

Note: You can find out how long your license plate will be reserved for you directly from the relevant authority.

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city (registration authority). Jurisdiction is based on the place of residence of the vehicle owner (main residence according to the identity card).

In the case of legal entities, it is the registered office of the main branch or the registered office of the branch; this also applies to a general partnership, limited partnership or for traders and self-employed persons with a fixed place of business.

Competent authority

the registration authority in whose district you have your main residence, place of business or branch office

is the registration authority,

  • for a city district: the city administration
  • for a rural district: the district administration
Requirements

You want a specific combination of letters or numbers for your license plate.

Which documents are required?

If you have reserved a license plate in advance, you will need the reservation confirmation for the registration procedure.

What are the fees?

In addition to the registration fees, you will incur administrative fees for

  • License plates: EUR 10.20
  • Reservation: EUR 2.60

Note:If you opt for an "old license plate" with several distinguishing marks in an administrative district, you only have to pay a license plate fee if you also want a specific alpha-numeric combination.

Please note: An additional electronic query is required to determine whether the desired identification number can be assigned by the registration authority. The fees therefore also apply if your desired license plate number is not available.

The additional fee is also charged if you reserve or re-allocate a license plate that has already been allocated at an earlier date.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

If you want to re-use your license plate later in the same administrative district when you deregister your vehicle, you can have it reserved for a certain period of time at most registration authorities for a fee and also apply for it again in connection with the registration of another vehicle.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg

Professionally released on

16.08.2021

Process flow

At most registration authorities, you can reserve or apply for vanity plates in person, in writing or by telephone. Many registration authorities also offer an online service on the Internet.

Note: You can find out how long your license plate will be reserved for you directly from the relevant authority.

Who should I contact?

To the district or independent city (registration authority). Jurisdiction is based on the place of residence of the vehicle owner (main residence according to the identity card).

In the case of legal entities, it is the registered office of the main branch or the registered office of the branch; this also applies to a general partnership, limited partnership or for traders and self-employed persons with a fixed place of business.

Competent authority

the registration authority in whose district you have your main residence, place of business or branch office

is the registration authority,

  • for a city district: the city administration
  • for a rural district: the district administration

Requirements

You want a specific combination of letters or numbers for your license plate.

Which documents are required?

If you have reserved a license plate in advance, you will need the reservation confirmation for the registration procedure.

What are the fees?

In addition to the registration fees, you will incur administrative fees for

  • License plates: EUR 10.20
  • Reservation: EUR 2.60

Note:If you opt for an "old license plate" with several distinguishing marks in an administrative district, you only have to pay a license plate fee if you also want a specific alpha-numeric combination.

Please note: An additional electronic query is required to determine whether the desired identification number can be assigned by the registration authority. The fees therefore also apply if your desired license plate number is not available.

The additional fee is also charged if you reserve or re-allocate a license plate that has already been allocated at an earlier date.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

If you want to re-use your license plate later in the same administrative district when you deregister your vehicle, you can have it reserved for a certain period of time at most registration authorities for a fee and also apply for it again in connection with the registration of another vehicle.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg

Professionally released on

16.08.2021

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