Motor vehicle registration - re-registration in case of change of owner

Service Description

If there is a change of keeper, the previous keeper or owner must notify the registration authority immediately. This also applies in the case of a donation or if the vehicle was given to a car dealer. The new owner must immediately re-register the vehicle with the registration authority responsible for his or her place of residence.

In addition to the license plate number and the personal data of the purchaser, the notification must also include confirmation from the new keeper that the registration certificate and license plates have been handed over. The new owner must also be given the test reports for the main and exhaust emission tests and the test logbook (if the vehicle is subject to testing).

Throughout Germany, you have the option of retaining the previous license plates on the vehicle. If you do not wish to make use of the license plate transfer, you still have the option of applying for a new license plate. Additional fees will be charged for a personalized license plate.

If your vehicle has a fine dust sticker, this may become invalid due to new license plates. If you want to drive in environmental zones and do not have an exemption permit, you should also apply for a new fine particulate sticker when you re-register.

Note: Vehicles can be registered to private individuals and legal entities or companies as vehicle owners, i.e. also to:

  • Companies,
  • authorities or
  • associations.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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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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