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Central Vehicle Register

Graphic: Lines of communication of Central Vehicle Register Central Vehicle Register - Lines of communicationSource: KBA

51.7 million motor vehicles and 6.2 million trailers are recorded in the KBA’s Central Vehicle Register. This register supports amongst others police investigations and helps to protect ownership of vehicles. Information from this register is only supplied to authorized organizations.

The Central Vehicle Register collects, records and processes vehicle and owner data conveyed by the local registration authorities and insurers on vehicles with

  • official registration numbers
  • export number plates (formerly customs plates)
  • vintage cars’ number plates
  • seasonal number plates
  • insurance number plates (light motor-cycles, mofas, mopeds, motorized wheelchairs)
  • and also data on holders of red number plates (so-called transfer plates).

Data notifications are submitted to the KBA for new registrations, change of ownership, deregistrations, temporary layups and technical alterations on motor vehicles and trailers.

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