Cars, sales

If an approved vehicle is sold, the sale must be reported to the Landesbetrieb Verkehr. This notification must be made immediately.

The notification of sale contains the following data:
  • Name, first name and full address of the purchaser
  • Name, first name and full address of the seller
  • the registration number of the vehicle
  • Confirmation of the purchaser with signature that he has received the registration certificate part I and part II as well as the license plates


The vehicle is still registered in Hamburg.


The notification of sale must be made in writing. The transmission can be done by post or fax. However, it can also be handed in personally at one of the customer locations (without an appointment). It is also possible to send a scanned document by e-mail. The notification of sale must contain the full details of the purchaser (name and address) and the vehicle (license plate number and vehicle identification number).

The vehicle tax is only released once the vehicle has been registered or deregistered.

Vehicle sales abroad
When selling a vehicle abroad, it is advisable to put the vehicle out of service beforehand, as the feedback from abroad is not always reliably guaranteed.

ยง 13 Vehicle Registration Ordinance

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  • State Office for Transport (contact details)

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