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Request extension of cab permit


You need a permit for the commercial transportation of passengers by cab.
If you wish to increase the number of vehicles for your cab operation, you must apply to the relevant transport authority for an extension of the permit.

  • The applicant is already in possession of a cab license as an entrepreneur.
  • The safety and efficiency of the business are guaranteed.
  • There are no facts for the unreliability of the applicant as an entrepreneur or the person appointed for the management of the business.
  • The applicant as entrepreneur or the person appointed to manage the business is professionally suitable.
  • The applicant and the entrepreneurs appointed by him or her to carry out transport services have their registered office or place of business within the meaning of commercial law in Germany.
  • The applicant already holds a cab license.

In the case of legal entities under public law, the requirements are deemed to have been met.

Existing entrepreneurs will be given appropriate consideration over new applicants. Within the permit quotas, consideration is given according to the chronological order in which applications are submitted.

Regardless of the order of application, priority will be given to those

  • who does not intend to operate the cab business as his or her principal occupation,
  • has not operated his or her cab business as a principal occupation, or has sold or leased all or part of his or her cab business within the past 8 years,
  • has not properly fulfilled his or her duty to operate the business.

Only one permit may be issued to an applicant at a time, provided that no more permits may be issued than there are applicants.

  • Valid permit
  • Application for extension of cab permit (surname, first name of the applicant; place of residence and operation; for natural persons: Date of birth, place of birth; number of vehicles, type of vehicle, capacity of the vehicles to be used
  • Equity certificate / additional certificate (form in accordance with § 2 Para. 2 No. 2/ § 2 Para.3 of the Berufszugangsverordnung für den Straßenpersonenverkehr PBZugV (German ordinance on the admission to the occupation of road passenger transport operator)), not older than 12 months
  • Certificate of no objection from the tax office, the municipality, the social insurance carrier and the employers' liability insurance association, not older than 3 months (from the company, the legal representative and the person appointed to manage the business / transport management)
  • Certificate of good conduct for submission to the authorities in accordance with Section 30 (5) of the German Federal Law on Civil and Professional Conduct (BZRG)
  • Extract from the Central Trade Register in accordance with Section 150 (5) GewO (in the case of companies), if not already submitted to the authorities
  • Extract from the driver suitability register (FAER)

General documents

  • List of vehicles, if applicable rental vehicles with rental agreement or leasing list
  • Proof of liability insurance for cabs including risk index (WKZ)
  • Proof of the installation of an alarm system or exemption according to § 25 BOKraft (German law)
  • Proof of installation of a fare indicator (taximeter) and, if applicable, the last calibration report
  • Business registration, if not already available to the authorities
  • In the case of partnerships, the list of shareholders, the shareholders' agreement or other proof of contractual authorization, if not already available to the authorities.
  • certified excerpt from the commercial register

The amount of the fees depends on:

  • the number of vehicles and
  • the term of the permit.

Deadlines do not start to run until an application ready for a decision has been submitted. If your application is complete, a decision will be made on it within 3 months. The deadline can be extended by 3 months if necessary.

The processing time may vary between the responsible transport authorities. The processing time may depend, among other things, on whether all documents relevant to the decision have been submitted or whether additional documents are required.

  • Appeal. Further information on how to file an appeal can be found in the notice of your application.
  • Action before the administrative court

The traffic authority of the respective city or district is responsible.

Forms available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No

Proceed as follows to obtain an extension of the permit for the commercial transportation of passengers by multiple cabs:

  • Submit an appropriate application to the transportation authority having jurisdiction over you and attach all required documents to the application.
  • The authority will process your application and conduct the necessary hearing procedures.
  • You will receive a notice of the decision to extend your cab permit.
  • If applicable, you will receive the permit certificate(s).

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