Applying for a driver card for commercial transport or carriage of goods and passengers for the first time

Service Description

The driver card is used to monitor driving times and rest periods in the commercial transport of goods and passengers. The obligation to have a driver card applies to:

  • Motor vehicles with a maximum permissible mass of more than 3.5 t including trailers;
  • motor vehicles with a maximum permissible mass of 2.8 to 3.5 t including trailers, provided that a digital tachograph is installed;
  • and for motor vehicles designed to carry more than nine persons, including the driver.

Exemptions (e.g. for agricultural businesses or postal services) are explained in § 1 para. 2 and § 18 of the Driving Personnel Ordinance and Art 3 of EU Regulation 561/2014.

You are applying for a driver card for the first time if you are not yet in possession of a valid driver card.

The application for issuance of your driver card is to be addressed to the authorities or agencies responsible under state law (e.g. driver licensing authority, Dekra, TÜV).

The issuance is subject to a fee.

You must either identify yourself via the online authentication of the user account or present yourself in person on site.

The driver card is valid for five years. The start of validity is the date of personalization (production) by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA). Card renewal should take place no later than 15 working days before card expiry. If the driver card has already expired at the time of application, an initial order will be placed.


The driver card issued to you personally may only be used by you. The driver card is always your property, even if your employer has paid for the driver card.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Fahrerlaubnisbehörde

Claußstraße 3
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 70-0
036691 70-760
Opening times

General office hours

Monday: 8:30 - 12.00
Tuesday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday: by appointment
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Appointments can also be made outside the above office hours if necessary

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