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License plate Allocation Red insurance sign

For test drives, testing and transfer drives of otherwise unregistered vehicles, the red license plate is intended for dealers (e.g. motor vehicle manufacturers as well as parts manufacturers or workshops). The license plate number not assigned to any vehicle always begins with "06". The license plates may only be used for one's own operation. The red number plate shall be used with the special vehicle registration booklet.

Process flow

Upon receipt of the application for issue, it is checked whether the applicant operates a motor vehicle trade and is personally reliable. For this purpose, the authority responsible for the applicant and the competent police authority shall be consulted. Before the license plate is assigned, an on-site inspection can be carried out.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city in which you have your residence.

The main residence according to the identity card is decisive. In the case of legal persons, it is the registered office of the main establishment or the registered office of the branch.

Which documents are required?

  • Certificate of good conduct (document type O) of the holder or the responsible person
  • Business registration
  • Insurance confirmation for red license plates
  • Information from the commercial register and the central trade register, if it has been sent to you, otherwise proof of the request for the information
  • SEPA direct debit mandate for the collection of motor vehicle tax
    • This must be submitted in writing in the original signed by the holder upon admission, also by third parties. In the event of a different account holder, this mandate must be signed in the original by the holder and the account holder. The bank details provided must be proven.
    • Alternative:
      • a certificate stating that the Hauptzollamt waives the collection of vehicle tax , or
      • Proof of exemption

in the case of execution by third parties additionally:

  • informal, written authorisation of the applicant and identity card of the person for whom the vehicle is to be registered
in the case of legal persons, additionally:
  • Excerpt from the commercial register and identity card of the managing director or authorised signatory

What are the fees?

Tax: 46,02 EUR
Payment in advance: No
for motorcycles

Tax: 191,73 EUR
Payment in advance: No
for all other vehicles

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

What else should I know?

The initial allocation is limited in time. If the license plate is used without objection, the permit is extended indefinitely.

Vehicles with this number plate are tax-deductible.

Technically approved by

AG Kommunenredaktion


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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