Procedure How to present vehicles for technical inspection

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Service des Titres de Circulation

23, Avenue Albert II
BP 699
MC 98014 MONACO CEDEX

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office :
(+377) 98 98 80 14

Fax : (+377) 98 98 40 36

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

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Service des Titres de Circulation

23, Avenue Albert II
BP 699
MC 98014 MONACO CEDEX

Opening Hours : from 9.30am to 5.00pm from Monday to Friday

Phone : (+377) 98 98 80 14

Fax : (+377) 98 98 40 36

Send us an email
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Principle and conditions

All private vehicles (passenger vehicles) must be presented for a technical inspection four years after the date the vehicle was first put on the road. Subsequent technical inspections must then be carried out every three years.

Heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), commercial vehicles with a total laden weight of over three tonnes and medical transport vehicles are subject to annual inspections.

Chauffeur-driven vehicles and taxis are subject to technical inspection before they are first put on the road in Monaco, and then every year thereafter. 

Public transport vehicles are subject to technical inspection before they are first put on the road in Monaco, and then at least every six months thereafter. 

Two-wheeled and three-wheeled vehicles are not subject to technical inspection.

Classic cars (more than 25 years old) are subject to technical inspection only before registration in Monaco or if they are sold within Monaco (report dated within the last six months). 

A letter is sent to you by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office two months before the due date.

The technical inspection must be carried out within two months of the expiration date at the latest.

Inspections may also be carried out outside the regular technical inspection schedule, particularly in the case of a vehicle purchase or sale.

There is a fee associated with this service – Please see  Download file   STC - Tarifs 2017 en vigueur STC - Tarifs 2017 en vigueur

For further information, see the factsheet: "Technical inspection "

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Making an appointment and paying

You can make an appointment online, by post or at the office.

Appointments can be rescheduled free of charge if you give at least 24 hours’ notice online or by telephoning (+377) 98 98 80 14.

If you need to reschedule your appointment at less than 24 hours’ notice, or if you do not keep the appointment or are more than 10 minutes late, you will have to pay a penalty. ( See  Download file   STC - Tarifs 2017 en vigueur STC - Tarifs 2017 en vigueur )

Holders of a Monegasque licence may make appointments online except in the case of HGVs and commercial vehicles with laden weight of over three tonnes.

Please have available:

  • Your Monegasque driving licence
  • The registration certificate for the vehicle
  • A payment card to make payment online

 

To make an appointment online, click on the following link: Making an appointment for a technical inspection.

You will receive an email confirming your appointment.

For regular technical inspections, you can make an appointment by entering your availability details on the slip attached to the letter you receive.

Attach a cheque made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office to this letter.

You will receive confirmation of an appointment, which takes account of the availability you indicated (depending on free time slots), by post.

You can make an appointment at the office (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office) or at the Vehicle Testing Centre reception.

You will need to pay in cash, cheques payable in Monaco or France and Visa or Mastercard bank cards only, when you make the appointment.

You will be sent a confirmation.

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Presenting your vehicle for inspection

Before the inspection, check that your lights are working properly and that the vehicle’s tyres are not worn.

Ensure that you bring the registration certificate for the vehicle and your appointment confirmation, and present the vehicle at the agreed date and time at the Vehicle Testing Centre:

Zone de frêt
8 avenue Albert II
98000 Monaco

Don’t forget to stop at reception to ensure that your arrival is recorded.

Inspections last 30 minutes, or 40 minutes in the case of HGVs and commercial vehicles with laden weight over three tonnes.

At the end of the technical inspection, a report is prepared and you will be given a copy for your records. The report will include the date of the inspection, the identity of the owner, the mileage (in kilometres), and any faults noted.

If the faults noted require repairs, once these have been completed you will need to present the vehicle for a follow-up inspection within the timeframe specified on the report.

If not, a sticker showing the next technical inspection due date will be affixed to the back of the registration certificate.

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Making an appointment for a follow-up inspection

You can make an appointment online or at the office.

Appointments can be rescheduled free of charge if you give at least 24 hours’ notice online or by telephoning (+377) 98 98 80 14.

If you need to reschedule your appointment at less than 24 hours’ notice, or if you do not keep the appointment or are more than 10 minutes late, you will have to pay a penalty. ( See  Download file   STC - Tarifs 2017 en vigueur STC - Tarifs 2017 en vigueur )

Holders of a Monegasque licence may make appointments online except in the case of HGVs and commercial vehicles with laden weight of over three tonnes.

Please have available:

  • Your Monegasque driving licence
  • The registration certificate for the vehicle
  • A payment card to make payment online

 

To make an appointment online, click on the following link: Making an appointment for a technical inspection.

You will receive an email confirming your appointment.

You can make an appointment at the office (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office) or at the Vehicle Testing Centre reception.

You will need to pay in cash, cheques payable in Monaco or France and Visa or Mastercard bank cards only, when you make the appointment.

You will be sent a confirmation.

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Presenting your vehicle for a follow-up inspection

Make sure you have the vehicle’s registration certificate, your appointment confirmation and the report of the original inspection.

At the agreed date and time, present the vehicle at the Vehicle Testing Centre. Follow-up inspections take 15 minutes.

If faults are still noted with the issues serviced, a new follow-up inspection must be carried out within 15 days, and the registration certificate is withdrawn. If the vehicle is not presented within the prescribed timeframe or if faults persist, the vehicle will be deregistered (registration plates and certificate must be returned).

Last update: 16/02/2016

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