Motor vehicle: Administrative offences - warning money / fine

Minor administrative offences in road traffic can be punished with a warning fee, not minor offences with a fine.

Administrative offences in road traffic in accordance with §§ 24, 24a and 24 c of the Road Traffic Act (StVG) are prosecuted and punished in accordance with the procedural provisions of the (Federal) Administrative Offences Act (OWiG) and on the basis of the Federal Catalogue of Fines Ordinance (BKatV).

The amount of the warning or fine depends on the nature and severity of the traffic offence:

Warning money:
In the case of minor administrative offences, the administrative authority may warn the person concerned and levy a warning fee of EUR 5.00 to EUR 55.00.

Non-minor offences in road traffic can be punished with a fine of 60.00 euros or more. When a fine is issued, fees and expenses also become applicable. Final decisions due to an administrative offence pursuant to §§ 24, 24a and 24c StVG are usually entered in the driving aptitude register at the Federal Motor Transport Authority if a driving ban pursuant to § 25 StVG has been ordered against the person concerned or a fine of at least 60.00 euros has been imposed.


Further information can also be found on the websites of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

  • BMVI
  • KBA
  • §§ 24, 24a, 24c Road Traffic Act (StVG),
  • Act on Administrative Offences (OWiG),
  • Ordinance on the issuance of a warning, standard rates for fines and the imposition of a driving ban for administrative offences in road traffic (Catalogue of Fines Ordinance - BKatV).

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  • StVG
  • OWiG
  • BKatV

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