Vehicle re-registration, within Hamburg with change of owner, private person

If the vehicle is sold within Hamburg, the vehicle must be re-registered immediately. The new owner must be entered in the registration certificates Part I and Part II (vehicle registration document and vehicle registration document).
  • valid identity card or passport with current registration confirmation
  • Electronic confirmation of insurance -eVB Code- (available from motor vehicle insurance)
  • Registration certificate part II (vehicle registration document)
  • Registration certificate Part I (vehicle registration) or de-registration certificate
  • License plates, if the vehicle is registered and a re-identification is desired
  • Valid inspection certificate of the main inspection (HU), if a HU was already required for the first time, as well as proof of the safety inspection and emissions test carried out, if applicable
  • a SEPA combined mandate in the original for the collection of vehicle tax by direct debit
    (If the tax is not to be paid by the keeper himself, but by a so-called third party willing to pay, a copy of the ID of the third party willing to pay is required.)
  • a right of disposal (e.g. purchase contract, certificate of inheritance, donation contract) if the previous holder has died
  • the appointment confirmation
If an authorized representative submits the application on your behalf:
  • the legibly completed power of attorney in the original with the legible color copy of the vehicle owner's ID. Note: The color copy is to be provided with the note "COPY".
  • the ID of the representative in the original


The main residence under registration law is in Hamburg.


Appointment booking

  1. Visit the website (see link below).
  2. Under Service group Registration, Private Customers, select the service Description of a vehicle. If the old vehicle is to be deregistered at the same time, select the service transfer of a vehicle and a deregistration .
  3. Use location selection to display appointments at a specific location
    Use the date picker to find the next available date regardless of your location.
  4. Select a free appointment (date and time) in the calendar that is displayed.
  5. Enter your name and email address to book.

You will then receive a confirmation of the appointment. Please bring this with you to the appointment.

If the keeper and owner of the vehicle are not identical (as is the case with leasing vehicles, for example), the LBV must be informed of whom the vehicle is to be registered for.

Related Links

  • LBV vehicle registration
  • LBV online services
  • LBV-Mobil
  • LBV appointment bookings
  • LBV desired license plate
  • SEPA vehicle tax mandate
  • LBV authorization power of attorney
  • LBV, SEPA mandate for vehicle tax
  • State Office for Transport (contact details)

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