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Management of a driving school - application

German Version

General information


  • the owner of a driving school is unable to manage its operation due to an absence of more than six weeks,
  • the Governor of the Province of Vienna has forbidden the owner from managing a driving school, or
  • the widow/widower or child of a deceased driving school owner continues to operate it,

a driving school manager must be appointed.

Data protection

For information on data protection and your data protection rights as an individual please visit: Data Protection Notice (German)


The applicant must

  • have a minimum age of 27
  • be a citizen of Austria or an EEA country
  • be trustworthy
  • be able to ensure the successful operation of the driving school
  • have a secondary school leaving certificate (HTL) from a VET college for electrical or mechanical engineering
  • perform the management duties themselves
  • be a licensed driving school instructor (minimum of five years during the past ten years)
  • not have a license for the operation of another driving school.


Applications can be filed at any time.


Legal Affairs: Transport and Traffic (MA 65)
1030 Vienna, Ungargasse 33, (entrance Rochusgasse 18)
Phone: +43 1 79514-3830
Fax: +43 1 79514-99-38319
E-Mail: fahrschulen@ma65.wien.gv.at

Contact person:
Alfred Hohos
Phone: +43 1 79514-38356

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 3.30 pm
Public hours: Monday to Friday 8 am to 12 noon
Opening hours on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 7.30 am to 12 noon, closed on public holidays.

Authentication and signature

Authentication or signature of the application is not required.

Documents required

  • Proof of at least five years of work as driving school instructor
  • Secondary school leaving certificate from a technical VET college (HTL)
  • Residence registration certificate (will be obtained by MA 65)
  • Police clearance certificate (available from the local police office); no older than three months (German) (will be obtained by MA 65)

Type and format of the evidence to be submitted:
You can find more information about bringing in documents at: Contact the City of Vienna (German)


The fees are due after the procedure has been concluded and amount to:

  • Application fee: EUR 47.30
  • Administrative fee: EUR 32.70
  • EUR 3.90 for each enclosure (no more than EUR 21.80)

The fees can be paid by bank transfer (see payment information in the decision).

Alternatively, you can deposit the fees at the cash desk in the Municipal District Office for the 3rd district (Karl-Borromäus-Platz 3), where you can either pay in cash or by bank card.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.


Online-application: Management of a driving school (German)

Further information


Means of redress or appeal

An appeal is possible against rulings issued by an authority and shall be filed by the party within a 4 weeks term with the authority that issued the ruling of first instance (against rulings without investigation procedure within a two weeks term). The term starts with the receipt of the written copy of the ruling, in the case of oral pronouncement simultaneously with it.

The appeal shall indicate the ruling it contests, the authority that issued the ruling and contain a motion of appeal with the reasons. No more appeal is admissible if the party expressly waived the right of appeal after receipt or pronouncement of the ruling.

Each ruling contains instructions on the right to appeal and indicates the authority and the deadline for submission of such appeal.

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Last update

12. Dezember 2020

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