Motor vehicle registration plates; notification in the event of theft, loss or discovery

If you have lost one or both of your vehicle's license plates, had them stolen, or they are no longer legible, a new license plate must be assigned.

Description

Only if you report stolen or lost licence plates can you be prevented from being charged if third parties use your licence plate to commit administrative offences or criminal offences.

File a theft report with the police immediately if a license plate is stolen.

Also report the theft, loss or discovery to the relevant registration authority. In the event of loss, the vehicle owner must submit an affirmation in lieu of an oath.

In the event of loss or theft, you must also apply to the registration authority for the allocation of a new number plate (see "Vehicle number plates; replacement due to theft, loss or discovery" under "Related topics"). You may not operate the vehicle without a registration plate.

Status: 03.09.2021

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

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