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Red license plate (dealer license plate)


  • An informal application is usually sufficient for the allocation of a red dealer license plate. This can be submitted in writing or in person to the central vehicle registration authority. A representative can also be appointed with a written power of attorney.
  • Appointments for processing at the Central Vehicle Registration Authority can be made online at or by calling the Bremen citizens' hotline on 115.
  • Once the applicant's background check has been completed (approx. 4 - 6 weeks), the registration authority will issue a vehicle registration booklet.
  • The insurance company is automatically informed by the central vehicle registration authority about the allocation of the license plate.


The license plates can be produced after registration. Private providers have set up near the registration authority for this purpose. The costs for the plates are not included in the fees. The license plates are stamped by the registration authority, i.e. provided with stickers for the registration district.


Commercial registration requests are also accepted within the drop-off times of the counter for commercial customers and car dealerships of the BSC-Stresemannstraße department.

Legal bases

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Vehicles with this license plate are tax-privileged and are subject to a flat-rate motor vehicle tax in accordance with the German Motor Vehicle Tax Act (Kraftfahrzeugsteuergesetz, KraftStG).