filming with license plate number

Please note:


Since the official language is German, you will need an experienced German speaking production manager for more complex procedures who can fill out the forms and can clarify any questions concerning the filming permits. You will find a list of production and location managers in our database.

Basics:


The official registration number of an approved vehicle for filming and advertising is only allowed to be recognizable if the owner has given his approval. It may therefore be necessary to use game licence plates when filming with vehicles.

Game license plates may only be used on private premises or in areas separated from other public road traffic without additional approval.

Types of licence plate numbers


fully fictitious license plate

Fully fictitious license plate numbers that are actually not in use can be created and used without prior application or approval. This may be signs that do not exist in Germany, are historical (eg earlier GDR marks), or pure fantasy marks.


license plate with real reference

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)

Exemption for use on public roads


If vehicles are equipped with game license plates on public roads, an exemption for each license plate must be applied 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:
  • information about the applicant (company, address of company headquarters, possible different billing address)
  • contact person with telephone and email address
  • title of the film
  • indication of the period for the use of the vehicle
  • registration number of the vehicle to be used
  • manufacturer and / or brand name of the vehicle
  • vehicle identification number
  • game licence number used

Note: 

The respective vehicle must always be approved. 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:
  • 64.00 EUR for one vehicle
  • EUR 12.50 for each additional vehicle

Payment mode:
  • When submitting an application to the vehicle registration authority, immediately in cash or by EC card with PIN
  • In the case of a written application by bank transfer within two weeks after receipt of the approval including notification of fees

Processing time in Berlin:

  • about 1 week

Contacts for Brandenburg license plates



License plate from Brandenburg

motor vehicle signdistrict
ANG
FRW
LIB
BAR
BSK
BEL
PM
BER
BRB
CA
CB
DS
LDS
EW
EH
EE
FI
FOR
FF
FW
GRS
GUB
HVL
HZ
JB
KW
KY
LN
LDS
LUK
MOL
NAU
NP
LOS
OR
OHV
OPR
PER
P
PZ
PR
PK
RN
SDT
SEE
SFB
OSL
SPN
SPB
SRB
TF
TP
UM
WK
ZS
Angermünde
Bad Freienwalde
Bad Liebenwerda
Barnim
Beeskow
Belzig
Belzig - Potsdam-Mittelmark
Bernau bei Berlin
Brandenburg
Calau
Cottbus
Dahme-Spreewald
Dahme-Spreewald
Eberswalde
Eisenhüttenstadt
Elbe-Elster
Finsterwalde
forestry
Frankfurt / Oder
Fürstenwalde
Gransee
Guben
Havelland
Herzberg
Jüterbog
King Wusterhausen
Kyritz
Lubben
Luckau
Luckenwalde
Oderland
Nauen
Neuruppin
Oder-Spree district Beeskow
Oranienburg
Oranienburg Oberhavel
Ostprignitz-Ruppin
Perleberg
Potsdam
Prenzlau
Prignitz / Perleberg
Pritzwalk
Rathenow
Schwedt / Oder
Seelow
Senftenberg
Senftenberg - Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Spree-Neisse
Spremberg
Strausberg
Teltow-Fläming
Templin / Uckermark
Uckermark
Wittstock
Zossen

Contacts for filming permits



Brandenburg:

Please contact the responsible vehicle registration office of the road traffic office in the desired district.

contact: bbfc

Film location Berlin Brandenburg 2020