Motor vehicle license plates; application for a red license plate
Test and transfer drives with motor vehicles can be carried out with red license plates.
Red license plates are issued by the locally competent registration authority to reliable motor vehicle manufacturers, motor vehicle parts manufacturers, motor vehicle workshops and motor vehicle dealers on a temporary or revocable basis for recurring operational use, even on different vehicles. A license plate with red lettering on a white background with red borders consists of a distinguishing sign and an identification number which, like the short-term license plate, consists only of digits and begins with "06".
Note: The red license plate must be used with the special vehicle registration booklet.
The applicant must
- be reliable and
- have a motor vehicle-related business registered in his or her name.
You must submit the application to the registration authority in whose jurisdiction you have your place of business. You can also appoint a representative with your written power of attorney to do this.
If an application form is required, you can obtain it in advance from the registration authority and complete it at home. Depending on what your registration authority offers, a download form or an online service via the Internet may be available.
Information about the registration authorities can be found under "Further links".
Your insurance company will be automatically notified by the registration authority that the license plate has been assigned.
The registration authority will assign the license plates to you.
valid identity card or passport of the trade owner (or all trade owners)
in case of representation: written power of attorney and additionally valid identity card or passport of the authorized person
Declaration on the collection of motor vehicle tax
for legal entities: Excerpt from the commercial register and identity card of all managing directors or authorised signatories
Proof of the applicant's reliability
to be substantiated as a rule by information from the Federal Central Register (certificate of good conduct), information from the Central Trade Register or information from the Central Traffic Register at the Federal Motor Vehicle Office
if no application form is provided: written explanation of the need
Confirmation of insurance in the form of an eVB number
Links to more information
Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr
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