Tachographs or recording equipment; application for recognition of manufacturers and importers.

Governments are responsible for recognizing tachograph or recording equipment manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers or vehicle importers.



A prerequisite for recognition is that the applicant, in the case of legal entities the persons authorized to represent them by law or by their articles of association, and the specialists responsible for carrying out tests on the tachographs and recording equipment are personally reliable. A certificate of good conduct and an extract from the driver suitability register must be submitted in each case.

Recognition to carry out the tests by the applicant can be granted if he proves that he fulfills the requirements of Annex XVIIId, with the exception of number 2.2 StVZO, and has at least one test center according to Annex XVIIIb StVZO.



Processing time

The responsible government decides within three months. The period begins with the receipt of the complete documents. The deadline may be extended once.

Recognition is not automatically deemed granted if the authority has not responded after the deadline.


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag ohne Unterschrift
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    This form requires no signature. You can sent it electronically (e.g. by secure email or De-Mail) or as hardcopy to the responsible authority.


  • The recognition costs between EURO 56.20 and EURO 225.00 according to the current cost framework. The concrete amount depends on the expenditure. The fee does not include the costs for the certificate of good conduct and the excerpt from the driver suitability register; self-disclosure of the point status. For more information, please click on the respective description under point 6 above.


    Bank details and payment recipient are indicated on the cost invoice that you receive with the recognition. You can pay online using ePay Start Page | ePayBayern - Central Payment Page.


You have the right to take administrative action against the decision of the competent body. This means that you can take legal action against the decision.

You will find more detailed information and important notes, especially with regard to deadlines, in the information on legal remedies at the end of your decision.


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