Vehicle: decommission (deregistration)

Would you like to deregister your vehicle? Then you must present the registration certificate Part 1 and the vehicle registration number to the registration authority.

If a registered vehicle is to be decommissioned, the holder or the person entitled to dispose of it must apply to the registration authority upon presentation of the registration certificate Part I and submit the registration plates for unstamping. The registration authority shall indicate the decommissioning on the registration certificate Part I and hand over the documents submitted and the unstamped number plates.

Vehicles registered after 01.01.2015 can also be decommissioned via the Internet. For this purpose, the district administration / city administration offers a further link on its homepage.

The owner of the vehicle must identify himself by the new identity card (nPA) or the electronic residence title (eAT) with activated online ID function. This requires a card reader or a smartphone with a free "AusweisApp2".

The number plate must be indicated. The security codes of the seals on the registration plates and the registration certificate must be uncovered and entered. Payment is made via an e-payment system. The owner receives information from the registration office about the deregistration of the vehicle.

Related Links

  • AusweisApp2
  • Registration certificate Part I (vehicle registration document)
  • the previous license plate(s)
  • in the case of the transfer of a passenger car (category M1) or commercial vehicle (category N1) to a recognised recycling centre: in addition, a certificate of destruction according to the model in Appendix 8 FZV

If a third party submits all the necessary documents, he shall be deemed to have been authorised by the holder to apply for the decommissioning of the vehicle.

Related Links

  • Appendix to §1 Schedule of Fees for Measures in Road Traffic (RFees)
  • §14 Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV)
  • § 15 Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV)
  • § 21 Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO)
  • Appendix 8 to § 15 Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV)

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