Motor vehicle registration plates; application for and reservation of a personalised registration 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 reserve one in advance.

The transfer of a number plate to another vehicle is also a request number plate, irrespective of whether the number plate was previously allocated "as a request" or was in use as a so-called serial number plate.

Please note: You can only obtain a personalised number plate when registering a vehicle. The subsequent change of a number plate combination allocated for a vehicle is only possible for an additional fee.


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

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


  • In addition to the fees for the registration, there are fees for the selection of the desired license plate (10,20 Euro) and, if applicable, reservation fees (in the amount of 2,60 Euro).

Status: 22.06.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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