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Intended for deletion - Rental bus approval Granted

If you want to carry out the transport of more than nine people with motor vehicles outside the regular service in Germany (occasional traffic), you need a permit for this. This is granted for the desired type of transport (rental bus transport, excursions or holiday destination trips).

Process flow

Submission of the application form and the additional required application documents;

Examination of applications;

Initiation of the hearing procedure with the participation of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, LRÄ in particular the lower transport authorities, the professional associations, the Office for Occupational Safety and Health, etc.

Granting of the permit by means of a decision, after the entry into force of title, the approval documents are handed over.

Competent authority

The competent licensing authority is the district or the district-free city in whose district the entrepreneur has his registered office or branch within the meaning of commercial law.


Applicants must:

  1. personally reliable;
  2. financially efficient and
  3. be professionally suitable.

Which documents are required?

Formal application:

Name as well as domicile and place of business, in the case of natural persons birthday and place of birth; the beginning and end of the requested period of validity; information on the number, type and capacity (number of seats) of the vehicles used;

Supplementary application documents and proof of the existence of the approval requirements according to § 13 PBefG:

Certificate of good conduct, extract from the Central Trade Register; Clearance certificates from the social security institutions, the employers' liability insurance association, the tax office and the municipality with regard to the proper tax payment; Proof of financial capacity as well as the IHK certificate of competence

What are the fees?

The fee is calculated on the basis of the Cost Ordinance for Official Acts in The Carriage of Persons with Motor Vehicles (PBefGKostV).

Basis of the fee calculation:

  • Number of vehicles
  • the duration of the authorisation

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

A decision on the application must be made within 3 months. This period may be extended by a further 3 months.

Processing duration

The processing time is usually four to six weeks.

Legal basis

§ 49 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)

§ 2 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)

Ordinance on the Operation of Motor Transport Companies (BoKraft)

Ordinance on Access to the Occupation of Road Passenger Transport Operator (PBZugV)

Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV)

§ 49 paragraph 1 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)

§ 2 paragraph 1 number 4 Passenger Transport Act (PBefG)

Regulation on responsibilities in the field of transport (Main Vo)


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Transport and Digitalisation

competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes


Point of contact:
Margret Varel
Telephone: 05931 44-2132
B 132
responsible for:

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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