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Apply for an exemption for parking as a family care or care service

Family care vehicles can obtain a parking permit from the competent authority. This can, for example, entitle you to free parking in the restricted parking ban, in residents' parking zones or in parking space management zones (parking spaces with parking meters or parking ticket machines). As a rule, the exemption only applies to certain individual family care activities.

Note the exact content of the exemption. When using the exemption permit, other persons in particular must not be endangered or hindered.

Process flow

You must submit an application for the granting of the exemption permit. How the application can be made varies from authority to authority.

The authority will then examine your application and, if necessary, grant the exemption.

Competent authority

Responsibility lies with the lower transport authorities. These are the districts, the independent and large independent cities, the municipalities and the Hanover region.


The competent authority shall examine the application for the parking permit. There is no entitlement of the applicant.

Which documents are required?

The documents to be submitted vary from authority to authority. For example, you must provide a copy of the vehicle registration document.

What are the fees?

The amount of the fee varies depending on the number of vehicles, the period of validity of the parking authorization and its scope of application.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


The period of validity of the derogation may be limited.

Processing duration

variiert between the authorities

Applications / forms

  • Forms: Application forms can be obtained from the competent authority.
  • Online procedure possible: partial
  • Written form required: no
  • pappearing required: no


You can bring an action before the competent administrative court.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

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

Professionally released on


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:
Viktor Hartung
Telephone: 05931 44-1123
B 123
responsible for:

Data protection information

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)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.