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You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.


In the second step, you choose which information you really need.

Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for your desired license plate


Do you want a specific combination of letters or numbers for your license plate, for example

  • a name abbreviation,
  • the abbreviation of your company,
  • a date of birth or marriage, or
  • Would you like an "old license plate" for your vehicle that is available again in your district together with a specific identification number?

For a fee, you can apply for a desired license plate or have it reserved in advance.

If you would like to use the desired license plate of your deregistered vehicle later in the same administrative district, you can reserve the identification number for a fee for a certain period of time and apply again in connection with the re-registration or registration of another vehicle. A reservation of the desired license plate expires when you move a deregistered vehicle.


  • The subsequent change of a license plate combination assigned for a vehicle is only possible for an additional fee.
  • A desired license plate reserved in another registration district cannot be taken with you when you move to the new registration district.

Hint: The regulatory authorities will try to comply with your wishes. However, you have no legal claim to a desired license plate.

You want a specific combination of letters or numbers for your license plate.

If you have reserved a desired license plate in advance, you will need the reservation confirmation for the admission procedure.

In addition to the fees for admission, you will incur fees according to administrative expenses for

  • Desired license plate: EUR 10,20
  • Reservations: EUR 2,60

Hint: If you opt for an "old license plate" for several distinguishing signs in an administrative district, you must first pay a desired license plate fee if you also want a certain alpha-numeric combination.

Attention: Whether the identification number you want can be assigned by the approval authority requires an additional electronic query. The fees therefore also apply if your desired license plate is not available.

The additional fee will also be charged for the reservation or re-allocation of a license plate already assigned at an earlier date.

The responsibility lies with the licensing authority of your district or your district-free city

At most regulatory authorities, you can reserve or apply for desired license plates in person, in writing or by telephone. Many regulatory authorities also offer an online service on the Internet.

Note: You can find out how long your desired license plate will remain reserved for you directly from the responsible office.

If you want to use your license plate again later in the same administrative district when you deregister your vehicle, you can have it reserved for a certain period of time with most registration authorities for a fee and also apply again in connection with the registration of another vehicle.

Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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