Proof of expertise taxi and car rental traffic

If you wish to operate taxi or car rental services, you will need a permit from the competent authority. In municipalities with more than 7,500 inhabitants, the municipal board is responsible for granting the permit, and the district committee at the registered office or at the branch of your company.

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  • Verkehr mit Mietwagen, Genehmigung

The following proofs are required for the examination:

  • upon registration: completed registration form
  • on the day of the examination: proof of the examination fee already paid, written invitation to the examination, valid identity card or passport


The condition for granting the permit is, in addition to the

  • the personal reliability of the entrepreneur or the persons appointed to conduct the business,
  • the financial capacity of the company, as well as
  • the registered office or establishment in Germany

the professional competence of the entrepreneur or the persons appointed to conduct the business (see service description "Traffic with rental car, permit").

The professional competence can be demonstrated by:

  1. Specialist examination before the responsible Chamber of Commerce
  2. Equivalent final examination, provided that the training for this final examination was started before 04.12.2011:
    • Final examination for merchant/businesswoman in rail and road transport, focus: passenger transport
    • Final examination for further training as a traffic expert
    • Final examination as business economist/business manager (DAV), passed at the German Foreign Trade and Transport Academy in Bremen
    • Final examination as a diploma in business administration/business administration in the department of economics I, degree programme in transport and logistics, from the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences
    • Graduated as a transport economist/transport economist at the Technical University of Dresden

In addition, the highest national transport authorities may also recognise other qualifications as equivalent.

  1. Leading activity:
    A managerial activity in a domestic company that operates taxi or car rental services for more than 3 years. The end of the activity may not be more than 2 years ago at the time of the application.
  • Articles of Association of the relevant Chamber of Commerce

Related Links

  • § 13 Abs. 1 S. 1 Nr. 3 des Personenbeförderungsgesetzes
  • §§ 3 bis 7 der Berufszugangsverordnung für den Straßenpersonenverkehr

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