Motor vehicle registration plates; application for a seasonal registration plate

Convertibles, off-road vehicles, motorhomes, motorcycles, even classic cars are often only moved on public roads for a certain period of the year. If this period is maintained unchanged every year, e.g. from April to October, registration on a seasonal number plate could be recommended.


The Vehicle Registration Ordinance (Fahrzeug-Zulassungsverordnung - FZV) offers the legal possibility to use motor vehicles in public traffic areas only during a certain period of the year. This can be done by taking the vehicle out of service and re-registering it.
However, if the operating periods are the same every year, the so-called seasonal registration is an option. The operating period is indicated on the licence plate in full months. Registration can be for a minimum of two and a maximum of 11 months per year. It is not permissible to split the registration into several shorter periods per year.

Once registered in this way, the motor vehicles can be used in the specified operating period in any year without having to visit the registration authority again. Main inspections that fall into the rest period can be made up for in the first month of the next operating period. During the rest of the year, the vehicles may not be moved or parked in public traffic areas.

Internet-based allocation of a seasonal licence plate is not yet possible at present.


Registrable vehicle

Required documents

  • official identification document
  • Confirmation of insurance (eVB number)
  • power of attorney, if applicable
  • if applicable, consent of the legal guardian in the case of an application by a minor
  • Registration certificate Part I and II
  • Original EC certificate of conformity (for new vehicles)


  • For vehicles with general operating permit/ EC type approval, you must pay 27.00 EURO.
    If you want a special licence plate, this fee increases by 10.20 EURO.
    If a registration certificate has not yet been issued, additional fees apply.
    The fees increase by the fee of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (between 0,60 and 3,80 EURO). As well as the fees for document seal (0,30 Euro each) and if necessary reservation (2,60 Euro). You must obtain the licence plates yourself from private suppliers at your own expense.

Status: 22.06.2021

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

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