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Authorisation for exemptions from the Road Traffic Regulations: Grant

If a business practice in individual cases precludes bids or prohibitions of the Road Traffic Order (StVO), an exemption permit may be applied for. This applies, for example, to exceptions

  • the rules on road use,
  • the prohibition on entering a motorway or a road or using vehicles not registered there;
  • from the regulations for stopping and parking,
  • regulations on the dimensions of vehicle and cargo,
  • the rules on the wearing of seat belts and helmets,
  • from the Sunday and public holidayban,
  • the prohibition of putting obstacles on the road,
  • prohibited to operate loudspeakers, to offer goods or services on the street,
  • the prohibition of advertising and propaganda in connection with traffic signs,
  • of the prohibitions or restrictions imposed by signs or indicative signs, and
  • from the ban on night or Sunday and holiday parks for vehicles over 7.5 t and trailers over 2 t in residential areas.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the county-free city.

Which documents are required?

Documents are required. Please contact the appropriate body.

Proof of the Requirement for a Derogation

What are the fees?

There are fees. Please contact the appropriate body.

Fee: 10,20 - 767,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
According to the Charging Regulations for Road Traffic Measures (GebOSt), the fee framework exists for each exception and vehicle/person.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

As a rule, applications are not time-bound, but should be submitted as early as possible.

Special rules apply to large-capacity and heavy-duty transports.

What else should I know?

Exemptions shall be granted only in the event of urgent requirements, with due regard, in particular to the safety and order of transport.


Text reviewed by the AG Municipal Editorial Board


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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:
Marc Hilmes
Telephone: 05931 44-2148
B 148
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

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