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How to change registered address of your vehicle in Spain

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.

 

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Driving in Spain- Expats

Road safety and general administrative procedures for vehicles, vehicle use and monitoring comes under the responsibility of various authorities, including local councils and state administration, through the traffic directorate general [Dirección General de Tráfico or DGT]. The autonomous communities are also responsible for matters such as vehicle technical inspection(ITV).

In all cases, to drive a vehicle in Spain you need to obtain the appropriate administrative paperwork (permits and licences) authorising you to drive a particular type of vehicle for a certain length of time.

When that period expires, you will need to renew your documentation.

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Foreign drivers: collection of fines for traffic offences (Spain)

It is important to consider that in Spain a plan is being put in place to track down drivers who are fined in Spain and live in another countries.

But traffic authorities admit payment will be ‘voluntary’ as there is no legal framework for pursuing fines in other countries.  This could happen either because it has been impossible to locate the drivers abroad, or because the authorities never bothered with a fine because the cars had foreign number plates.

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Uk registered cars in Spain – insurance

Some foreign cars such as those from the use can be insured in Spain.

However, it is important to take into account that if you want to drive the car from your home country here in Spain for more than six months and you are a resident, then you are obliged by law to change the registration plate to a Spanish one.

If the vehicle has been in Spain for less than 6 months you can drive in Spain if you have the necessary agreement from your own country.

If after six months, the police detect that you still have not hanged the registration plate, you can be fined.