Motor vehicle deregistration

You can deregister your motor vehicle with the competent registration authority, if you intend to sell it, if you temporarily do not use it or if you want to have it recycled. With the decommissioning (deregistration), the registration of the vehicle for public road traffic is terminated. The most common reason for this is the sale of the vehicle. Another common reason is the temporary non-use of motorcycles over the winter half-year. After deregistration, you no longer have to pay insurance and taxes for the vehicle. The licensing authority therefore informs your car insurance company and the customs administration, which collects the vehicle tax, about the deregistration. The vehicle may no longer be driven or parked on public roads after deregistration. Deregistration can be carried out at any approval authority. You can have your license plate reserved for one year for the purpose of re-registration. You can deregister your motor vehicle with the competent registration authority, if you intend to sell it, if you temporarily do not use it or if you want to have it recycled. With the decommissioning (deregistration), the registration of the vehicle for public road traffic is terminated. The most common reason for this is the sale of the vehicle. Another common reason is the temporary non-use of motorcycles over the winter half-year. After deregistration, you no longer have to pay insurance and taxes for the vehicle. The licensing authority therefore informs your car insurance company and the customs administration, which collects the vehicle tax, about the deregistration. The vehicle may no longer be driven or parked on public roads after deregistration. Deregistration can be carried out at any approval authority. You can have your license plate reserved for one year for the purpose of re-registration.

Unsubscribe via the Internet You can also unsubscribe your vehicle yourself via the website of the competent registration authority. Prerequisites for this are an identity card with an electronic proof of identity function, new stamp badges on the license plates and a new registration certificate part I (vehicle registration document). hint On the new stamp badges and the new registration certificate, concealed but revealable security codes are applied. This is the case with the stamp plaques on an externally visible print piece no. and in the registration certificate Part I (the vehicle registration document) by a silver sticker. Unsubscribe via the Internet You can also unsubscribe your vehicle yourself via the website of the competent registration authority. Prerequisites for this are an identity card with an electronic proof of identity function, new stamp badges on the license plates and a new registration certificate part I (vehicle registration document). hint On the new stamp badges and the new registration certificate, concealed but revealable security codes are applied. This is the case with the stamp plaques on an externally visible print piece no. and in the registration certificate Part I (the vehicle registration document) by a silver sticker.

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Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Unit LA 23
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Last update or date of publication
12.07.2017