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Apply for a permit for the (international) commercial carriage of goods by road / Community licence


The commercial performance of transport services with vehicles with a permissible gross vehicle weight of more than 3.5 tonnes is subject to authorisation. A distinction must be made between a licence for the carriage of goods by road for hire or reward (valid only in Germany) and a Community licence (valid within the European Union). The main grant factors are:

  • professional aptitude

Specialist examination before the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) or training as a transport specialist or forwarding agent (training started before 04.12.2011)

  • financial capacity

Equity of EUR 9,000 for the first, EUR 5,000 for each additional motor vehicle)

  • personal reliability

Certificate of good conduct and information from the Central Trade Register must be applied for at the citizens' offices and sent directly from them to the licensing authority. If entrepreneurs are already self-employed, clearance certificates from the tax office, the health insurance companies of the employees and the employers' liability insurance association must also be submitted. The documents for personal reliability must not be older than 3 months when the application is submitted).

The application is submitted to the locally competent approval authority (registered office of the company).

The permit for the carriage of goods by road for hire or reward will only be granted to you if:

  • the safety and performance of the operation are ensured,
  • there are no facts that demonstrate your unreliability as an entrepreneur or the persons appointed to conduct the business,
  • you as an entrepreneur or the person appointed to manage the business are professionally suitable and
  • You and the entrepreneurs commissioned by you with the implementation of transport services have their registered office or branch within the meaning of commercial law in Germany.
  • Police certificate of good conduct (sent to the competent authority after application to the Bürgeramt)
  • Extracts from the Central Register of Trade and Transport
  • Proof of subject matter and expertise examination of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Clearance certificates from the tax office and the social security institutions
  • Equity certificate / balance sheet

Please ask the competent authority for you if you need to submit any further documents.

Contact the public order office or road traffic office responsible at the registered office of your company.

  • The application must be made in writing. There are no special requirements for the shape.
  • The application forms publicly available on the Authority's website facilitate the submission of the application and should therefore be sent to the competent authority in full.
  • A personal appearance in the authority is usually not necessary
  • No online service possible (in Berlin)

Landesamt für Bürger- und Ordnungsangelegenheiten (LABO), Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Driving Licences, Passenger and Freight Transport

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special notes for District-free City Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt

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Straßenverkehrsabteilung Güterkraftverkehr und Personenbeförderung
Tessenowstraße 15
39114 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
+49 391 540-4416

Remark: National and international scheduled services
+49 391 540-4403

Remark: Commercial passenger transportation
+49 391 540-4418

Remark: Commercial road haulage (occasional transport)
+49 391 540-4455
08.00 - 11.30 a.m.
08.00 - 11.30 a.m.;
2.00 - 5.30 p.m.
08.00 - 11.30 a.m.
08.00 - 11.30 a.m.
08.00 - 11.30 a.m.

Please note:

It is necessary to book an appointment in advance for the driver's license office.

Vehicle registration for private individuals takes place in the BürgerBüros