Motor vehicle license plates; application and reservation of a vanity plate

Would you like a specific combination of letters or numbers for your license plate, e.g. your initial letters, the abbreviation of your company or your date of birth, or even the license plates of a previous registration district?


For a fee, you can apply for a vanity plate or have it reserved in advance.

The transfer of a license plate to another vehicle is also a desired license plate, regardless of whether the license plate was previously assigned "as desired" or was in use as a so-called serial license plate.

Attention: You can only obtain a request license plate in the context of a vehicle registration. The subsequent change of a license plate combination assigned for a vehicle is only possible for an additional fee.


The registration authorities offer an online service on the Internet. At most registration authorities, you can also reserve or apply for a vanity plate in person, in writing, or by telephone.

You can access the Internet-based processes on the portal of your registration authority. You can also obtain further information there.

Information about the online procedures of the registration authorities can be found under "Further links".


  • In addition to the fees for the registration, there are fees for the selection of the desired license plate (10.20 EUR) and, if applicable, reservation fees (in the amount of 2.60 EUR).


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