Motor vehicle decommissioning forced Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Where a vehicle is operated on public roads which does not comply with the applicable regulations, the competent authority (registration authority, police, regulatory authority) may set a reasonable period of time for the owner or keeper to remedy the defects or limit or prohibit the operation of the vehicle on public roads. If a vehicle has been decommissioned, the vehicle may no longer be used.

The following reasons may, for example, lead to a forced decommissioning of a vehicle: the insurance cover is extinguished because the insurance contributions have not been paid the change of insurance company has not been notified in due time and the licensing authority has no information about an existing insurance cover the car tax has not been paid, the main examination (TÜV) has expired, the vehicle has significant defects or it is unsafe for traffic the vehicle has not been rewritten to the new purchaser.

In administrative assistance, registration plates of vehicles from other registration districts may also be stamped if the registration/regulatory authority has been requested to do so by another registration authority. A decommissioned vehicle may be re-registered after the existing defects have been rectified or after the necessary evidence has been provided.
Before an order is issued for the compulsory decommissioning of a vehicle, the vehicle owner is normally given the opportunity to remedy the existing defects within a certain period of time or to prove the unfulfilled conditions. If this request is not complied with, the vehicle will be decommissioned. As a result, the vehicle registration plates are unsealed and the Part I registration certificate or the vehicle registration certificate are confiscated. If it is not possible to remove the seals on the number plate or if the registration certificate part I / the vehicle registration certificate is not issued, the vehicle will be put out to tender for investigation.