Apply for an exemption for parking as a family care or care service

If you run a family care facility, you can apply for a parking permit. With this you can park in certain areas for the duration of your work assignment.

Family care vehicles can obtain a parking permit from the competent authority. This can, for example, entitle you to free parking in the restricted parking ban, in residents' parking zones or in parking space management zones (parking spaces with parking meters or parking ticket machines). As a rule, the exemption only applies to certain individual family care activities.

Note the exact content of the exemption. When using the exemption permit, other persons in particular must not be endangered or hindered.

The documents to be submitted vary from authority to authority. For example, you must provide a copy of the vehicle registration document.

  • Forms: Application forms can be obtained from the competent authority.
  • Online procedure possible: partial
  • Written form required: no
  • p appearing required: no


The competent authority shall examine the application for the parking permit. There is no entitlement of the applicant.

§ 46 Road Traffic Regulations

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  • § 46 Road Traffic Regulations (StVO)

You must submit an application for the granting of the exemption permit. How the application can be made varies from authority to authority.

The authority will then examine your application and, if necessary, grant the exemption.

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