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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

Vehicles must undergo technical inspections to check that they are well-maintained and in good working order. What these inspections involve and how often they are to be carried out depends on the type of vehicle.

A letter will be sent to owners of vehicles registered in Monaco two months before the due date.

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

The inspections are carried out by a Vehicle Testing Centre inspector

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

For further information, please see the procedure: “Presenting vehicles for technical inspection ".

Vehicles which require inspection

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.

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)

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

Procedure

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

During the technical inspection, the inspector checks that the vehicle and its various parts are in a good state of repair and functioning correctly. Particular attention is paid to features which have an impact on safety.

Results

At the end of the inspection, a report listing the tests carried out and the observations recorded is produced.

If the vehicle is deemed to be in good repair, the final report is presented immediately to the owner of the vehicle. A sticker showing the next technical inspection due date will be affixed to the back of the registration certificate

If the vehicle does not meet all the applicable technical standards, the inspector will require a follow-up inspection. The inspection report will list the defects and violations identified, which will be broken down into two categories:

  • Repair or correct when possible: the owner of the vehicle has a maximum of two months to complete the work
  • Repair or correct immediately: the owner of the vehicle has a maximum of 15 days to complete the work

 

Only the issues which caused the follow-up inspection will be rechecked. If faults are still noted, a new follow-up inspection must be carried out within 15 days. In the event of persistent faults at the end of this inspection, the registration certificate will be withdrawn. A period of 15 days is granted to present the vehicle again in good condition. If this is not done, the vehicle is deregistered (registration plates and certificate must be returned).

Failure to present a vehicle

A letter is sent to owners of vehicles registered in Monaco two months before the date by which the technical inspection must be carried out (due date).

If the inspection is not arranged, a reminder letter is sent one month before the date by which the technical inspection must be carried out (due date).

If the technical inspection has still not been confirmed by the due date, a formal notice of deregistration is sent by registered post with return receipt required. This letter states the date on which deregistration will take effect. As of this date, the vehicle will be deregistered and the registration plates and registration certificate must be returned. It is sent even if an appointment is scheduled. In the latter case, it should not be taken into account.

Sale of vehicle

If a vehicle which is more than four years old is sold in Monaco, the seller must present to the buyer a technical inspection report dated within the last six months.

If the vehicle is sold in France, the technical inspection must be carried out in France.

Last update: 03/12/2015

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