All holders of an administrative authorisation may register a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle, known as a "motorcycle on request".
Understanding the process
The administrative authorisation may stipulate, for each holder, the number of vehicles that may be put into service.
Such administrative authorisation can only be issued to individuals who hold a specialist qualification in the field of tourism, passenger transport or trade, or, failing this, can prove that they have at least three years’ experience as a director or manager in a company operating in the tourism, passenger transport or trade sectors.
Professional driving of a two- or three-wheeled motor vehicle, known as a "motorcycle on request", is subject to the issuance of a professional licence corresponding to the category of the vehicle.
The authorisation and the professional licence (see the procedure: How to request a professional licence) ) are issued by decision of the Minister of State.
Two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles known as "motorcycles on request" must have a self-adhesive sticker affixed. This sticker is issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
It states the registration number.
It must be affixed to the vehicle in such a way as to be visible and to enable it to be checked by the competent authorities.
Two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles known as "motorcycles on request" must be proven to be less than four years old from the date of first entry into service.
An annual maintenance certificate must be given to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office before the vehicle is put into service and then annually thereafter.
All registrations are recorded in a register of registrations, leading to the issue of a certificate and a registration plate (rear) with sticker. Although a front plate can still be issued on request.
The registration plates must be permanently fixed to the vehicle in the spaces provided for this purpose.
The certificate and registration plate indicate the number assigned to the vehicle as well as the validity period of the registration, which will be until 31 December of the current year, or 31 December of the following year if the vehicle is registered between 1 October and 31 December.
Registration can be renewed for another year during the annual renewal period. See the following factsheet for details: How to renew your annual car sticker
Should you fail to renew your anual car sticker or validate the periodic technical inspection by the required deadlines, the vehicle will be deregistered in accordance with the conditions established by ministerial decree. The vehicle is no longer authorised to drive on the roads.
In both cases, the owner of the vehicle must then return the registration certificate, and pay the relevant administrative fees as stipulated by ministerial decree. The registration plates must also be returned if the vehicle has been deregistered following a failure to complete a technical visit.
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The application to register must be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office using the appropriate form, duly completed and signed on the original.
The form may be:
- Downloaded online
- Collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office
The application to register must be accompanied by the following documents:
- The form (see step 1 Formulating the request)
- A copy of the Trade and Industry Registry dated of less than 3 months
- The original documents relating to the vehicle concerned, a list of which is available in step 2 (Collating the documents) of the procedures: How to register a new vehicle and How to register a used vehicle. Accompanied, if relevant, by an official translation into French by a sworn translator at a court of appeal in Monaco or France
- A maintenance certificate issued by a professional who is qualified in the maintenance of two- or three-wheeled motor vehicles, the manufacturer of the vehicle or a garage approved by the manufacturer
- A specific insurance certificate
- A payment, to be made by cash, cheque or postal order (clearable in Monaco or France), made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office and Visa or Mastercard bank cards only, in accordance with the current fee schedule
A list of sworn translators in the Principality of Monaco is available from the Monaco Court of Appeal or on the website www.annuaire-traducteur-assermente.frfor sworn translators approved by the French Court of Appeal
Any administrative procedure undertaken at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office by a third party must be accompanied by a mandate signed by the principal and by supporting documents showing proof of these persons' identities.
The mandate allows the representative to submit and track the progress of the principal’s application(s), but not to sign documents instead of the principal.
You should submit the complete application without appointment to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
The registration plate for vehicles from Monaco or France, a sticker stating the registration number and a receipt for payment will be issued.
The certificate and registration plates, if applicable, are available within 72 hours of receipt of the file, at the reception desk of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office on presentation of the payment receipt.