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Vehicle License Plate Replacement

Damaged or illegible license plates must be replaced immediately.

Process flow

As a rule, the application must be submitted informally in person or by a person authorised in writing.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the district-free city in which you reside.

In this case, the main residence according to the identity card is decisive. In the case of legal entities, it is the registered office of the principal place of business or the seat of the branch.

Which documents are required?

  • Valid identity card or passport with current confirmation of registration – not older than 3 months
  • Registration Certificate Part I
  • in case of loss, also registration certificate part II
  • Certificate of valid roadworthiness test (HU)
  • Previous license plates

in the case of third-party processing, additionally:

  • informal, written power of attorney of the applicant and identity card of the person for whom the vehicle is to be registered

What are the fees?

Fees apply, please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

WG Municipal Editorial Office


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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