Die Zulassungsstelle

Today in German Words Explained we explain the word “Zulassungsstelle“.

This is the office that you go to in order to register a car.

The exact procedure can vary from area to area, but in general you will need your ID card or passport and proof of address, the car documents which come in two parts and proof of insurance.

If you are registering the car in the same area as the old owner, then you will normally keep the same number plates, otherwise you will have to dismount them from the car and have new ones made with the new number.

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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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