Deregistering the vehicle (due to theft or embezzlement) Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The license plate is blocked by us and advertised for a nationwide manhunt.

The tax and insurance obligation expires when a vehicle is taken out of service.

  • Identity card or passport
  • for representation with written power of attorney (informal) ,

    additionally: identity card or passport of the authorised representative (also as a copy)

  • with deregistration for companies ,

    in addition:
    - extract from the commercial register (also as a copy)
    - informal written power of attorney, if the person authorized to represent the company does not personally submit the application on site

  • Registration certificate part II (formerly: vehicle registration document),

    If the ZB II is in the possession of a third party, it must be sent to the licensing authority. Only when the document is available to the authority can the change be made.
    After completion, the document is returned to the sender.

  • Registration certificate part I (formerly: vehicle registration document)
  • Proof of reporting to the police


Only vehicles registered in Bremen can be deregistered.

The owner of a vehicle must provide proof of the whereabouts of the license plates or the registration plate. In case of theft or misappropriation, this is done by presenting a certificate from the police confirming that a report has been made.

Important: This is a service provided by the local authority. You can therefore only go to an office in your place of residence.


Since 1 March 2007, no distinction has been made between temporary and permanent decommissioning. A vehicle has either the status "registered" or "out of service".

  • § 14 Abs. 1 Satz 1 Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung (FZV)
  • Gebührenordnung für Maßnahmen im Straßenverkehr (GebOSt)
  • Flyer Internetbasierte Fahrzeugzulassung

An application for decommissioning must be submitted to the approval authority. A representative (e.g. car dealer) can also be appointed in writing. The power of attorney is not bound to any particular form and can be freely formulated.

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