How to present vehicles for technical visits
Service des Titres de Circulation
23, Avenue Albert II
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
Vehicles must undergo technical visits (or technical inspections) to check that they are in good working order and properly maintained. The conditions and frequency of these visits depend 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, please see: STC - Tarifs 2020 en vigueur
Making an appointment for a technical visit
You can make an appointment by post, at the Vehicle Testing Centre (VTC) reception or at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (DVLO) reception. No appointments will be made without payment.
For regular technical inspections, you can make an appointment by entering your availability details on the slip attached to the letter you receive, two months before the due date. You should state your availability and attach a cheque clearable in Monaco or France, made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office with the current fee schedule.
In the case of a technical visit prior to registration or sale, a request for an appointment may be made in writing. You should state your availability and attach a cheque clearable in Monaco or France, made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office
You will receive confirmation of an appointment, which takes account of the availability you indicated (depending on free time slots), with the receipt for payment, by post.
You can make an appointment at the Vehicle Testing Centre reception or at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office reception, stating your availability and paying the amounts due by bank card, cash or cheques, payable in Monaco or France made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office with the current fee schedule.
You will be sent notification of the appointment and a receipt for payment.
Modifying an appointment for a technical visit
Appointments can be rescheduled free of charge if you give at least 24 hours’ notice by telephoning (+377) 98 98 48 58 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
If you need to reschedule your appointment at less than 24 hours’ notice, you will have to pay a penalty to get a new appointment.
Presenting your vehicle for inspection
Before the inspection, It is highly advisable to check the condition and proper functioning of the whole vehicle.
Vehicles over 3 tonnes must be presented laden, except those with "livestock" bodywork.
On the day of the appointment, bring the following with you:
- The original copy of vehicle’s registration certificate
- Your appointment confirmation
- 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
You have to present the vehicle at the agreed date and time at the Vehicle Testing Centre situated 8 avenue Albert II in Monaco.
Vehicles may not be parked in the stipulated centre more than 30 minutes before the time of the appointment.
Don’t forget to stop at reception to ensure that your arrival is recorded.
The technical visit cannot be carried out and a penalty charge will be incurred for rescheduling an appointment in the following cases:
- Failure to notify non-attendance at least 24 hours before the date set
- Failure to attend the appointment
- A delay of more than 5 minutes from the time set
- Presenting the wrong vehicle
Inspections last 30 minutes, or 40 minutes in the case of HGVs and commercial vehicles with laden weight over three tonnes.
During the technical visit, the inspector will check that the vehicle and its various components are properly maintained and in good working order, in particular those relating to safety.
Obtaining the results of the technical visit
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 vehicle is found to be in good condition a sticker showing the next technical inspection due date will be affixed to the back of the registration certificate.
If the condition of the vehicle does not satisfy all the applicable technical requirements, the inspector will order a retest, which must be undertaken within the deadline specified in the report.
There are two categories:
- Repair or adjustment as soon as possible: the owner of the vehicle is given a maximum deadline of 2 months
- Immediate repair or adjustment: The owner of the vehicle is given a maximum deadline of 15 days
- STC - Tarifs 2020 en vigueur 181 kB