License plate, red license plate

Red license plates are issued to reliable motor vehicle dealers or motor vehicle workshops (not self-help workshops) for a limited period. These red license plates can be used for vehicles that are not registered for test drives, test drives or transfers.
  • ID card or passport
  • Business registration (not older than 4 weeks)
  • Excerpt from the commercial register for companies
  • electronic confirmation of insurance -eVB code- for red license plates (available from motor vehicle insurance),
  • Certificate of good conduct (feature O to be applied for from the registration authority for official purposes).
  • Proof of parking space for three parking spaces (e.g. rental agreement with the landowner)
  • Appointment confirmation


  • The company's headquarters are in Hamburg
  • The craft or trade must actually be practiced.
  • The parking spaces are located in Hamburg
  • Personal appearance of the person responsible is necessary because of the instruction on how to use the red license plates


  • Processing takes place exclusively at the Hamburg-Nord location.
  • For transfer trips abroad, you should inform yourself in advance about the regulations in the respective country. In case of doubt, an export license plate is recommended for the transfer.

Appointment booking (also applies to picking up the license plate)

  1. Visit the website to book an appointment (see link below)
  2. Select the service group: Red license plates (commercial customers)
  3. Select the service: Apply for red license plates for dealers
  4. Use location selection to display appointments at a specific location
    Use the date picker to find the next available date regardless of your location
  5. Select a free appointment (date and time) in the calendar displayed
  6. Enter your name and email address to book.
  7. You will receive an email, please confirm the appointment.

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

Section 16 Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV)

Related Links

  • LBV appointment bookings
  • LBV vehicle tax direct debit authorization
  • State Office for Transport (contact details)

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