# Owning a motor vehicle
So you’ve finally decided on a car and now you want to drive it? Or is it finally time to retire your trailer? Either way, you’re in the right place. From original registration and notification of a change of address to de-registration, you can find out what you need, along with lots of other information and contact details, here.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
- Buying and selling a motor vehicle in another Member State
- National traffic rules and requirements for drivers, including general rules for the use of the national road infrastructure: time-based charges (vignette), distance- based charges (toll), emission stickers
- Taking a motor vehicle temporarily or permanently to another Member State
A vehicle re-registration is always given when a vehicle is brought from outside to Hamburg as part of the move. A vehicle re-registration is also given if a Hamburg resident buys a registered vehicle away from home.
If you buy an electric vehicle, you can apply for an environmental bonus of up to EUR 6,000. The exact amount depends, among other things, on the vehicle's drive and its base price.
If you move to another registration district, you must immediately re-register your vehicle and, if necessary, apply for a new license plate.
The request may be made in person. A representative with written power of attorney may also be appointed.
From 01.10.2019, the new registration of a vehicle is also possible online under certain conditions. Further information on "internet-based vehicle registration" is available on the website of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (see "i Where can I find out more?").
New vehicle documents have been available since 1 October 2005. These are the registration certificate part I (old: vehicle registration document) and part II (old: vehicle title). These are uniformly designed in the European Union (EU). If this is not the case, the vehicle title must be presented in addition to the vehicle registration document. Attention:
The owner must already have registered or changed his registration in Bremen.
A vehicle can be put out of service at any registration authority in Germany.
Residents of urban neighborhoods whose parking space is managed due to a significant lack of parking space (recognizable by special traffic signs with additional signs) can apply for so-called resident parking permits.