Since 01.07.2006 there is the so-called craftsman parking card for the Frankfurt RheinMain region. This is granted in the form of a standardised exemption in accordance with Section 46 of the Road Traffic Code (StVO) and is currently recognised within the framework of an agreed agreement, such as in Frankfurt am Main, Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe, Darmstadt, Hanau, Offenbach am Main, Rüsselsheim and the towns and municipalities in the districts of Darmstadt-Dieburg, Wetterau, Hochtaunus, Main-Taunus, Offenbach, Groß Gerau and Main-Kinzig. in the restricted stop ban / prohibition of zone retention according to sign 286/290 StVO parking meters and parking ticket machines without payment of fees and without regard to the maximum parking period (Section 13 para.1 StVO) in restricted traffic areas outside the marked areas, as far as a vehicle with a width of 2.55 m can still pass (mark 325 StVO) in areas with parking discs without laying out the parking disc and exceeding the maximum parking period (Section 13 para.2 StVO) on resident parking lots (Section 45 para.1b StVO) The exemption is transferable (maximum to a further 5 vehicles), but only applies to the vehicle used in which the original approval is designed in the viewing area of the windscreen. As many original copies of the permit can be requested as required (see fee notes). If you have more than 6 vehicles, a further application may have to be submitted. The validity period is 1 year. Subsequently requested further original authorisations from the same applicant will be adapted to the duration of the first exemption. Outside the Rhine-Main area in the above-case demarcation, the competent road traffic authorities may authorise exemptions from the provisions of the StVO for stopping and parking for their district within the framework of Section 46 of the StVO. If necessary, there are other regional agreements for the mutual recognition of exemption permits in the sense of craftsmen's parking cards (e.g. in the Rhine-Neckar region). Who can apply for the ID card? Craftsmen who are registered with the competent Chamber of Crafts and who have a craftsmanship subject to authorisation (Annex 1 to the Crafts Code), free craft (Appendix B1 to the Crafts Code) or craft-like trades (Annex B2 to the Crafts Code) exercise and (a) carry out regular construction, repair and assembly work as well as services outside the company's own And (b) use a business vehicle which is suitable for material transport and as a workshop trolley or for services and which does not exceed a maximum permissible weight of 4 t. Other establishments may also obtain permits if they carry out similar activities and use vehicles to do so.