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Motor vehicle: Decommissioning (deregistration/decommissioning)
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Since March 1, 2007, no distinction has been made between temporary and permanent immobilization. A vehicle either has the status "registered" or "decommissioned".
Since January 2, 2015, vehicles can also be taken out of service via the Internet. The prerequisite for this is that the vehicle has been registered since January 2, 2015 and that the registration certificate part I (ZB I, formerly: vehicle registration document) is marked "Remove for decommissioning" and the license plate(s) have stamped stickers with a printed part number.
If a vehicle has been taken out of service, it can be re-registered within an unlimited period of time, provided the former registration documents are available. If these are no longer available, registration is still possible within a period of seven years without any problems. After this period, the last locally responsible registration authority may issue a copy of the file card if the vehicle data is still available in the local vehicle register. A general inspection is also required.
Who should I contact?
To the district or district-free city (registration authority).
However, you can also have your vehicle taken out of service at any other registration office in Germany.
It may also be possible to have your vehicle deregistered at your local authority, municipality or city administration. You can obtain information locally or from your registration office.
Which documents are required?
- Valid identity card or passport with registration certificate,
- Registration certificate part I (ZB I, formerly: vehicle registration certificate) and
- in the case of vehicles not requiring registration, such as light motorcycles, ZB I, the operating license if applicable,
- the previous license plate(s).
- If a vehicle of category M1 (passenger car) or N1 (light commercial vehicle) is handed over to a recognized recycling center, also a certificate of destruction in accordance with the model in Annex 8 of the Ordinance on the Registration of Vehicles for Road Traffic (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV).
The following documents are required for internet-based deregistration:
- an electronic proof of identity in accordance with the Identity Card Act (nPA with PIN) or the Residence Act,
- details of the license plate number,
- the security codes of the ZB I and the stamp stickers of the license plates, which are exposed by removing the cover layers and
- Internet access with a card reader for the nPA.
What are the fees?
Fees are charged in accordance with the scale of fees for road traffic measures. Further information can be obtained from the licensing authority.
- §§ Sections 10, 11, 14, 15, Annexes 4, 5 and 8 of the Ordinance on the Registration of Vehicles for Road Traffic (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV),
- Fee regulations for road traffic measures (GebOSt).
What else should I know?
If you subsequently wish to use your previous license plate for the registration of another vehicle or the re-registration of the same vehicle, it is essential that you reserve the license plate. This reservation can only be made at the local registration authority and not at a foreign registration authority.
Unstamped license plates (after removal of the stamp stickers) can only be used to a limited extent for return journeys. Further information can be obtained from the registration authority.
Journeys with the vehicle after deregistration: Return journeys after removal of the stamp sticker may be made with the previously assigned license plate until the end of the day on which the vehicle is taken out of service if you are covered by motor vehicle liability insurance.
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