Cars, sales

If an approved vehicle is sold, the sale must be reported to the Landesbetrieb Verkehr. This notification must be made immediately.

Important notes


The vehicle is still registered in Hamburg.

Documents required

The notification of sale contains the following data:

  • Name, first name and full address of the purchaser
  • Name, first name and full address of the seller
  • the registration number of the vehicle
  • Confirmation of the purchaser with signature that he has received the registration certificate part I and part II as well as the license plates

Please note

The notice of sale must contain the complete data of the purchaser (name and address) and the vehicle (license plate and vehicle identification number).

The vehicle tax is only reduced if the vehicle has been re-registered or de-registered.

The notice of sale must be in writing.
The transmission can take place by post, fax or as a scanned document by e-mail. Alternatively, you can also submit the advertisement in person at one of the LBV locations (without an appointment).
You can submit the notice of sale in the following ways:

  • Post: Landesbetrieb Verkehr, Ausschläger Weg 100, 20537 Hamburg
  • Email:
  • Fax: 040 4279-28248
  • personally: on site at all LBV locations

Vehicle sales abroad
When selling a vehicle abroad, it is advisable to put the vehicle out of service beforehand, as the feedback from abroad is not always reliably guaranteed.



Procedure & Fees


Submit the notice of sale with all the necessary data to the LBV using a transmission method of your choice.

Legal notes

Legal basis

§ 13 Vehicle Registration Ordinance

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