Motor vehicle license plate allocation Oldtimer license plate (allocation H license plate for historic vehicles) request

Service Description

Vehicles that were first registered for traffic at least 30 years ago are considered "historic" (the date of the first registration is decisive). These vehicles may only be used to represent the motor vehicle cultural heritage and for private purposes; commercial use is excluded. In the license plate, historic vehicles carry an "H" ("H license plate") in the last position.

Requirements to be registered as a vintage vehicle:

  • first registered at least 30 years ago
  • Appraisal by an officially recognized expert from a technical inspection agency or a test engineer from a monitoring organization in accordance with § 23 of the German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations (StVZO)
  • good original state of preservation of the vehicle

Vehicles with H license plates are tax-privileged. They are subject to a flat-rate motor vehicle tax.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

The vehicle must be at least 30 years old (from the date of first registration).

Red classic car license plates can be issued for participation in events that serve the presentation of classic vehicles and the preservation of the motor vehicle cultural heritage (classic car events).

Classic car license plates ("H license plates") can be assigned upon application for a vehicle for which an expert opinion according to § 23 Straßenverkehrs-Zulassungs-Ordnung (German Road Traffic Licensing Regulations) (classic car expert opinion) has been positively completed.

As of 01.10.2017, the classic car license plate can also be allocated as a seasonal license plate. Please note that more than eight digits (letters and numbers) on a license plate are not permitted. In these cases, a change to a shorter identification number is required.

This change can also be requested by an authorized person.

A registration or allocation of a classic car license plate cannot take place if there are payment arrears for the vehicle tax or fees from the subject area of vehicle matters.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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