The official registration number of an approved vehicle for filming and advertising is only allowed to be recognizable if the owner has given their approval. It may therefore be necessary to use game licence plates when filming with vehicles.
Game licence plates may only be used on private premises or in areas separated from other public road traffic without additional approval.
Fully fictitious license plate
Fully fictitious license plate numbers (not in use for an actual vehicle) can be created and used without prior application or approval. This may be registrations that do not exist in Germany, are historical (eg former GDR marks), or pure fantasy marks.
License plates currently in use from the inventory of a vehicle registration authority can be reserved as a game license plate on request. Which license plate is required and available should be checked with the vehicle registration authority in advance. Telephone, fax or email contact is possible. Each vehicle registration authority can only block license plates from its own inventory.
(Costs in Berlin: EUR 12.80 per license plate from the vehicle registration authority)
If vehicles equipped with game license plates on public roads shall be used for filming, an exemption for each license plate must be applied for in accordance with Section 47 (1) No. 1 FZV. The application can be made informally - by email or fax - to the responsible office:
The following information is required:
The respective vehicle must always be registered. Journeys using short-term license plates are not permitted and will not be approved. In individual cases, the use of a red (dealer) license plate can be permitted, even if such trips cannot generally be regarded as permitted use within the meaning of Section 16 of the Vehicle Registration Ordinance (FZV) .
Costs in Berlin:
Form of payment:
Processing time in Berlin:
License plates from Brandenburg
motor vihicle sign - district
ZS - Angermünde
- Bad Freienwalde
- Bad Liebenwerda
- Belzig - Potsdam-Mittelmark
- Bernau bei Berlin
- Frankfurt / Oder
- King Wusterhausen
- Oder-Spree district Beeskow
- Oranienburg Oberhavel
- Prignitz / Perleberg
- Schwedt / Oder
- Senftenberg - Oberspreewald-Lausitz
- Templin / Uckermark