How to change registered address of your vehicle in Spain
It is important to keep your address records up to date in respect of your vehicle, especially if you have moved from one town or province to another.
You can change your address details in one of several ways. Traditionally, you had to make an appointment at the Regional traffic Office (Jefatura Provincial de Trafico). This meant taking time off work and perhaps travelling a significant distance with all the correct paperwork.
More recently, it has become much easier to make these administrative changes. Many town halls have an agreement with their regional traffic Office to collect the paperwork from the local population to make the change of address much simpler.
Not all town halls are signed up to the scheme but you can check to see if your town hall is by visiting this website (Town halls with agreement to process paperwork for Trafico).
If your town hall is on the list then you can change the address for your vehicle. You will need to complete a “solicitud de cambio de domiciliacion” and provide originals and copies of various documentation.
The completed form should then be returned to the Town Hall along with the following paperwork:
- The original permiso de circulación (all pages including the front cover)
- The original ficha técnica (all pages)
- The certificate of Empadronamiento (which you can obtain from the Town Hall, of course)
- Your original NIE document
Remember, you should be paying the taxes for your vehicle in the town where you live so it is important to keep the records up to date. Furthermore, if the authorities need to get in touch with you, then if they have the wrong address you will not receive the communication.