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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a taxi permit

Description

For the commercial transport of people by taxi, you need a permit. You can submit a corresponding application to the transport authority of the respective district-free city or district responsible for you.

To obtain a permit for the commercial carriage of passengers by taxi, proceed as follows:

  • Submit a corresponding application to the transport authority of the respective district-free city or district responsible for you and attach all necessary documents to the application.
  • The authority will process your application and carry out the necessary consultation procedures.
  • You will receive a notification of the granting or re-issuance of a taxi permit, including the handing over of the permit certificates.

Please contact your county or city.

  • The safety and performance of the operation is guaranteed.
  • There are no facts as to the unreliability of the applicant as an entrepreneur or the person appointed to conduct the business.
  • The applicant as an entrepreneur or the person appointed to conduct the business is professionally suitable.
  • The applicant and the entrepreneurs commissioned by him or her to carry out transport services shall have their registered office or establishment within the meaning of commercial law in Germany.

New applicants and existing entrepreneurs must be given due consideration. Within the two groups, consideration is given according to the chronological order in which the application is submitted.

Regardless of the application, priority will be given to:

  • who does not intend to operate the taxi industry as his main occupation,
  • has not operated his or her taxi company as his main occupation or has sold or leased in whole or in part within the last 8 years,
  • has not properly fulfilled his or her operating obligation

Only one authorisation may be granted to an applicant at a time, provided that no more authorisations can be granted than there are applicants.

New applicants receive their approval for 2 years. During this period, the rights and obligations arising from the approval may not be transferred.

In the case of legal persons under public law, the conditions are deemed to be fulfilled.

  • formal application (surname, first name of the applicant; residence and place of business; for natural persons: date of birth, place of birth; Number of vehicles, vehicle type, capacity of vehicles used)
  • Service certificates or examination certificates (for professional aptitude) of the applicant or the person appointed to conduct the business
  • Capital certificate / supplementary certificate (form according to § 2 paragraph 2 number 2 / § 2 paragraph 3 of the Ordinance on Access to the Profession for Road Passenger Transport PBZugV), not older than 12 months
  • Clearance certificate from the tax office, the municipality, the social security institutions and the employers' liability insurance association, not older than 3 months (by the company, the legal representative and the person / traffic management appointed to conduct the business)
  • Certificate of good conduct for submission to the authority in accordance with § 30 paragraph 5 BZRG
  • Excerpt from the Central Trade Register according to § 150 paragraph 5 GewO (for companies)
  • Excerpt from the Driving Aptitude Register (FAER)

General documents

  • Vehicle list, possibly rental vehicles with rental contract or leasing list
  • Proof of liability insurance for taxis including risk code (WKZ)
  • Business registration
  • in the case of partnerships, the list of partners, the shareholders' agreement or other proof of contractual authorisation
  • Certified extract from the commercial register

The amount of the fees depends on:

  • the number of vehicles, and
  • the duration of the authorisation.

Deadlines only begin to run when a decision-making application is submitted. If your application is complete, it will be decided within 3 months. The deadline can be extended by 3 months if necessary. The general administrative procedural objection period is one month.

The processing time may vary between the competent traffic authorities. The processing time may depend, among other things, on whether all decision-relevant documents have been submitted, or whether additional demands for documents become necessary.

  • Contradiction. Further information on how to file an objection can be found in the notification of your application.
  • Action before the Administrative Court after an objection was unsuccessful.
  • Forms available: Yes
  • Written form required: Yes
  • Informal application possible: No
  • Personal appearance necessary: No
  • Online service available: No

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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