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Deregistering the vehicle (due to theft or embezzlement)

Stolen or misappropriated vehicles should be regularly taken out of service to avoid disadvantages for the owner.

We will block the license plate and put it out to nationwide search.

When a vehicle is taken out of service, the tax and insurance obligation expires.


Only vehicles registered in Bremen can be deregistered.

The owner of a vehicle must provide proof of the whereabouts of the license plates or the license plate. In the case of theft or misappropriation, this is done by presenting a certificate from the police confirming that a report has been filed.

Important: This is a service under municipal jurisdiction. Therefore, you can only go to a service that is located in your place of residence.

What documents do I need?

  • Identity card or passport
  • for representation with written power of attorney (informal)

    additionally: identity card or passport of the authorised representative (also as a copy)

  • Registration certificate part II (formerly: vehicle registration document)

    If the ZB II is in the possession of a third party, it must be sent to the licensing authority. Only when the document is available to the authority can the change be made.
    After completion, the document is returned to the sender.

  • Registration certificate part I (formerly: vehicle registration document)
  • Proof of reporting to the police
    • In the event of license plate theft
  • with deregistration for companies

    in addition:
    - extract from the commercial register (also as a copy)
    - informal written power of attorney, if the person authorized to represent the company does not personally submit the application on site