All vehicle registrations are limited and expire on the date that the statutory technical inspection is due. If the technical inspection is successfully passed by the due date, the vehicle’s registration period will be extended.
Understanding the process
All vehicle registrations are limited and expire on the date that the statutory technical inspection is due. This date is noted on the registration certificate and, where appropriate, on the most recent technical inspection or follow-up technical inspection report. If the technical inspection is successfully passed by the due date, the vehicle’s registration period will be extended.
Until 3 January 2023, if a technical inspection was not passed before the due date or if the vehicle still had faults following a second follow-up inspection, the vehicle was deregistered from the number plate database.
This means that the car may no longer be driven and that the registration certificate and licence plates must be returned to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
To be able to drive a currently deregistered vehicle again, you will need to regularise it.
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Requests to regularise deregistered vehicles should be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office using the relevant form, duly completed and signed. Please tick the option "Véhicule destiné à ne plus être utilisé sur la voie publique" (Vehicle declared off the road).
Please also complete the temporary registration application (self-adhesive strips and temporary registration certificate) to enable you to travel to the Vehicle Testing Centre.
The form may be:
- Downloaded online:
- Collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office
The requests to regularise must be accompanied by the following documents:
- Monaco national identity card. Alternatively a national passport with proof of address (gas or electricity bill from the SMEG, rental agreement)
- Or Residence permit
- Or a copy of an extract from the Trade and Industry Registry dated of less than 3 months
- Or the articles of association/ministerial authorisation to operate a business in the Principality + certificate of listing in the NIS (statistical identification number) register dated of less than 3 months
- The original registration plates
- The original vehicle’s registration certificate
- The 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
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, but not to sign documents instead of the principal.
To submit your application, you must first make an appointment with an agent of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
You can request an appointment in one of the following three ways:
- Online, using the online service made available for this purpose
- By email to email@example.com
- By telephone on (+377) 98 98 80 14
The staff of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office will be waiting for you at the time of the appointment; you should bring with you the documents listed in steps 1 and 2 and your preferred means of payment.
You can find all the information about making an appointment with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office by following this link
At this appointment, you will be given, an invitation to an appointment for a technical inspection, a temporary registration certificate, a temporary registration strips, valid for two months, to be affixed to the vehicle and a payment receipt.
The certificate confirming deregistration from the number plate database, is available within 72 hours by appointment arranged by the customer manager at the end of the interview and on presentation of the payment receipt (invoice).
The technical inspection must be carried out under the same conditions as the regular inspection (see How to present vehicles for technical inspection)
On the date of the inspection, you should bring:
- The original copy of the temporary registration certificate
- The certificate confirming deregistration from the number plate database
- The appointment letter
- Any documents that may be requested regarding the specificities of the vehicles, such as a bodywork certificate, ATP certificate of conformity, certificate mentioning any modifications, etc
Once the technical inspection has been passed, you may ask for the vehicle’s registration to be renewed. The request should be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office under the same conditions as an initial registration. The number plate originally allocated to the vehicle may be kept (see registration file).