Occasional services by bus and coach; application for a permit

Governments are the competent licensing authorities for occasional bus and coach services (vehicles with more than 9 seats).



The entrepreneur has to prove that

  1. the safety and efficiency of the business is guaranteed (submission of balance sheets, asset statements, etc.),
  2. he, the person appointed to manage the business and the transport manager are reliable (police certificate of good conduct, extract from the driver's suitability register, etc.),
  3. the professional qualification is given (certificate of professional competence from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce),
  4. he/she and the contractors commissioned by him/her to perform transport services have their registered office or branch office within the meaning of commercial law in Germany.

Required documents

  • Attachments to be included:

    • Equity certificate
    • Certificate of the competent tax office in tax matters
    • Certificate of the municipality of the place of business about the tax reliability
    • Certificate of the competent authorities on the proper payment of contributions to social health and pension insurance and to unemployment insurance
    • Certificate from the employers' liability insurance association on the proper payment of contributions (including any advances to be paid) for accident insurance
    • Proof of the professional suitability of the person appointed to manage the business / transport manager
    • Only for companies entered in the commercial or cooperative register: Certified copy of the entries (the documents should not be older than three months)
    • Articles of association
    • Official certificate of good conduct for submission to a public authority - apply to the registration office -.
    • Information from the driver suitability register
    • Extract from the commercial register
    • Documents proving the employment of the person appointed to manage the business / the transport manager


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  • Costs (fees and expenses) shall be charged for official acts under this Act and under legal regulations based on this Act.


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

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