Several people have recently contacted us regarding road tax. The confusion for many expats in relation to road tax in Spain is that many of us do not receive notification that the tax is due. There are many reasons for not receiving the letter but the most common reason is that the wrong postal address is registered with the Department of Traffic or on the actual paperwork for your vehicle.
The address will be the same that any traffic fines will be sent to, which means that you could have outstanding fines that are unpaid along with unpaid road tax. While many gestors will offer to do this for you for a small fee, the process is quite simple and free to do.
NIE/Residency card, Passport/Driving licence, current padron (empadronamiento) certificate. A current utility bill (water, gas, electricity, phone, etc) should be enough if you are not regsitered on the padron yet. More information of why you should register and how to register with you town hall.
Vehicle registration certificate (permiso de circulacion) and ITV card (Tarjeta de Inspeccion Tecnica de Vehiculos).
To change your address, you can visit most town halls or the Provincial Traffic Headquarters office. In Malaga, the following town halls can make the change of address:
Alhaurin el Grande, Gerald Brenan, 1, 952 596 004
Benalmádena, Avenida Juan Luis Peralta, s/n, 952 579 800
Campillos, Avenida Santa María Reposo,4, 952 722 168
Fuengirola, Plaza Ayuntamiento, 1, 952 589 300
Istan, Empedrada, 32, 952 869 968
Pizarra, Plaza Cultura, 1, 952 483 015
Ronda, Plaza Duquesa Parcent, 3, 952 873 240
Torremolinos, Plaza Blas Infantes, 1, 952 053 979
To find the closest office to change the address of your Spanish car registration, take a look here.
We help expats living on the Costa del Sol with administration, taxes and advice in their own language. If you have any questions about changing the address on your Spanish car registration, please contact us, or call us on +34 951 130 943.