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.


At most registration authorities, you can reserve or apply for license plates 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 registration, there are fees for the selection of the desired license plate (10.20 euros) and, if applicable, reservation fees (in the amount of 2.60 euros).

Status: 13.03.2023

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

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