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Motor vehicle: Change license plate number (re-labeling)

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If your vehicle's license plates are damaged, illegible or have been stolen, you must ensure that they are replaced with new license plates. The required inspection stickers are affixed by the registration authority.

If the license plates are stolen or lost, they must be changed. In any case, report the theft to the police.


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.

Which documents are required?
  • Registration certificate Part I (or old vehicle registration document), in the case of a change of registration, registration certificate Part II (or old vehicle registration document),
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration confirmation,
    or (for foreign citizens) foreign identity card and registration certificate from the residents' registration office,
  • if the rear license plate has to be replaced: the certificate of the valid general inspection (HU),
  • previous license plate(s).

If you authorize a third party to register the change, they will need written authorization from you. He/she must also present a copy of your identity card and his/her own identity card to the registration authority.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the scale of fees for road traffic measures. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.

There are also costs for the new license plate(s).

Legal basis
  • § Section 8 Ordinance on the Registration of Vehicles for Road Traffic (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV),
  • Fee regulations for road traffic measures (GebOSt).
What else should I know?

A change of registration number must also be carried out if the issue of a seasonal registration number, a classic car registration number, an electric registration number or an interchangeable registration number makes it necessary to change the registration number.

In addition, a registered vehicle can also be re-registered for a fee at the vehicle owner's own request if a different license plate combination is applied for from the responsible registration authority.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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.

Which documents are required?

  • Registration certificate Part I (or old vehicle registration document), in the case of a change of registration, registration certificate Part II (or old vehicle registration document),
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration confirmation,
    or (for foreign citizens) foreign identity card and registration certificate from the residents' registration office,
  • if the rear license plate has to be replaced: the certificate of the valid general inspection (HU),
  • previous license plate(s).

If you authorize a third party to register the change, they will need written authorization from you. He/she must also present a copy of your identity card and his/her own identity card to the registration authority.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the scale of fees for road traffic measures. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible office.

There are also costs for the new license plate(s).

Legal basis

  • § Section 8 Ordinance on the Registration of Vehicles for Road Traffic (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV),
  • Fee regulations for road traffic measures (GebOSt).

What else should I know?

A change of registration number must also be carried out if the issue of a seasonal registration number, a classic car registration number, an electric registration number or an interchangeable registration number makes it necessary to change the registration number.

In addition, a registered vehicle can also be re-registered for a fee at the vehicle owner's own request if a different license plate combination is applied for from the responsible registration authority.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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