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Vehicle deregistration for decommissioning

Since 1 March 2007, there is no longer a distinction between temporary and permanent closure. A vehicle has either "registered" or "decommissioned" status.
Return journeys after removal of the stamp stickers may be made with the unstamped number plates in the registration district designated by the number plate and in the adjacent district
be carried out on the day of decommissioning until 24 hours of the same day at the latest. The license plates must be attached to the vehicle.
When driving, the shortest route must be taken without detour.

Who should I contact?

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

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

Which documents are required?

  • Registration Certificate Part I
  • Previous license plates
  • Informal declaration of whereabouts or proof of recycling for the disposal of cars and small trucks up to 3.5t total weight abroad or their recycling in Germany

What are the fees?

Fees may 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.

What else should I know?

Vehicles that are taken out of service from 01.03.2007 onwards will no longer automatically retain the previous number plate. This will be released by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) after a short period of time. If you wish to use the same number plate again when you are re-registered at a later date, you should definitely have your license plate pre-reserved at the competent authority.

As of 01.01.2015, the decommissioning can take place in the online procedure if the requirements are met.

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)