Applying for type approval for vehicle parts

Service Description

If you components on a vehicle, you may only drive the vehicle on public roads if you have a valid operating license for these vehicle parts. This applies, for example, to rims, special wheels, parking heaters, trailer couplings and many other parts.

You must observe a number of requirements to ensure that the vehicle's operating license does not expire.

Conversions that affect the type of vehicle, modifications that worsen the exhaust performance or increase the noise level or modifications that could endanger other road users regularly lead to the expiry of the vehicle's operating license.

If the parts form a technical unit that can be dealt with independently in the approval procedure, the requirement for an operating license can be checked.

An operating permit may be restricted in such a way that the use of the parts can only be permitted on vehicles of a certain type, of a certain type or only with a certain type of installation or attachment. The validity of the operating permit can be made dependent on an installation/attachment approval by an officially recognized expert, an authorized technical service or a test engineer from an officially recognized inspection organization.

It is generally advisable to only install or attach parts to vehicles for which a type approval for vehicle parts or a general operating permit for vehicle parts exists. It may also be necessary for the installation or attachment of parts for which a certificate exists to be approved. The certificate for the part indicates whether this is necessary. In addition, an operating permit for vehicle parts or the certificate must indicate for which vehicle types the part is suitable and how it must be fitted. Many technical modifications must be entered in vehicle documents (registration certificate part I) by the registration office.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - KFZ-Zulassung

Claußstraße 3
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 115
Remark: Service Center
036691 70-760
Opening times

Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

A personal visit is only possible by prior appointment.
For this purpose, please use non-contact methods (telephone, mail, fax, e-mail, motor vehicle online service) to communicate with our office.

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