traffic sign plan

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.

Guideline for an approved road sign plan

Berlins Central Road Traffic Authority (formerly VLB) requires the submission of traffic sign plans in a certain quality that ensures a smooth approval process.

The Central Road Traffic Authority recommends to get professional support from your service provider for setting up road sign plans, create traffic signs plans as for a potential set-up of any closures. 

The exact times when an interval is blocked must be documented.

In case you plan to create your traffic sign plans by yourself, please observe the following instructions for creating the plan:

  1. Hand sketches will not be approved
  2. The right margin of the traffic sign plan should remain free for the approval stamp of the Central Road Traffic Authority (formerly VLB)!
  3. Traffic signs needs to be displayed with the according reference number and exact position.
  4. The start and end area of the scope needs to be marked (arrows).
  5. Entries and exits are to be indicated.
  6. Disabled parking spaces are to be marked.
  7. House numbers (or tree numbers if no house numbers are available) must be given.
  8. The north arrow is to be drawn.
  9. You need to visit the location in advance and sign the "Declaration of traffic sign plan after site inspection" to the Central Road Traffic Authority (formerly VLB).
  10. Blockages according to the RSA rule plan must be named.
The following general information must always be included in the free field (see point 2):
  • applicant company
  • Type of measure (s) including meter details
  • Place of action (s) (name of the street (s)
  • Date and duration of the measure (s)

Filming on public roads must be requested with appropiate lead time, stating the exact location, time and duration, as well as the type of filming to the responsible authority.

For this purpose, the necessary traffic signs and facilities must be registered in a traffic sign plan and submitted with the application.

Examples / guidelines for traffic sign plan

We have coordinated with the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, Dept. VI A - Traffic Management, Central Road Traffic Authority (formerly VLB) to gather a few examples of traffic sign plans that can serve as a guide.

Best practice examples - these representations (see above) would be accepted without any problems.

This representation could only be accepted with the additions listed below:

Only if you 

  1. draw the street names,
  2. enter the north arrow,
  3. would set up a field on the plan that contains space for the approval stamp and the following information:

                   - applying company
                   - place of the measure
                   - date and time of the measure
                   - type of measure

this road sign plan would also be approved. 

No Go Example - this representation would not be accepted because essential information is missing.

Link to address database

Digital maps for creating traffic sign plans

If you select the "Hausumringen Berlin" card in the FIS broker, both the house numbers and the trees are shown on the card.


Use Potlatch 2 embedded in the browser for editing. So you can delete the unwanted entries from cafes, supermarkets etc. on your map.

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