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Towing permit: issue

Vehicles which, by virtue of their design, are intended to operate as motor vehicles may not be operated as trailers. In individual cases, an exemption, the so-called towing permit, can be granted. Among other things, the following applies:

  • The towing vehicle may carry only one vehicle at a time.
  • Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 4 t may only be carried with the help of a tow bar.
  • The lighting equipment prescribed or declared permissible for use as a motor vehicle may be fitted to the towed vehicle. Where they are not required for trailers, they need not be ready for use.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district, the district-free city and the municipality, joint municipality and city entrusted with this task.

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the relevant authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.


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competent Bodies

Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Straßenverkehr
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible


Reiner Egbring
Telephone: 05931 44-4004
K II, 4
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

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