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Requesting a vehicle to be taken out of service

If you wish to deregister your vehicle, you must request a decommissioning. This also applies to trailers.

Once you have deregistered the vehicle, you are no longer allowed to drive it on the road or park it in public areas.

You can submit the application in person or your representative to the responsible licensing authority.

If you do not have your vehicle scrapped, you can usually reserve the vehicle's license plate for later re-registration for up to one year.

Who should I contact?

Locally competent licensing authority


You can take your vehicle out of service

  • if you intend to sell it,
  • if you don't use it temporarily, or
  • if you have it scrapped.

Which documents are required?

  • if available: completed application form
  • Registration Certificate Part I (Vehicle Registration Document),
  • if necessary with trailer directory
  • License plates
  • if you apply on your behalf: valid identification document from your representative requesting the decommissioning on site. A power of attorney from the owner is required.

If the vehicle is scrapped, the following must also be presented:

  • Proof of exploitation or
  • Declaration of whereabouts if the vehicle is disposed of abroad
  • Registration certificate Part II (vehicle registration document), if it has been issued

What are the fees?

  • Administrative fee: EUR 2.10 for deregistration of the vehicle via an i-KFZ portal
  • Administrative fee: EUR 15.90 for deregistration of the vehicle on site at the responsible registration authority

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Processing duration

As a rule, the processing is immediate.



Technically approved by

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


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 , 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)