Procedure How to present vehicles for technical visits

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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 visits 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 four months before the due date to invite them to make an appointment.

The technical inspection must be carried out, within the expiration date at the latest, by a Vehicle Testing Centre inspector of Monaco.

There is a fee associated with this service, please see: Download file Tarifs 2022 Tarifs 2022  and Download file Tarifs Immatriculations 2022 Tarifs Immatriculations 2022 Codes V4 - V5

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Making an appointment for a technical visit

You can request an appointment for a follow-up technical inspection online, (preferably), by post, at the reception desk of the Vehicle Testing Centre, or at the counter of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (STC). No appointments can be made without payment.

To make an appointment on line with the Vehicle Testing Centre's online service (CCTV) , you will need either the registration and register numbers of the vehicle concerned.The appointment details and payment receipt (invoice) will be sent to you by email.

You can also request an appointment by post, by returning the stub of the expiry notice letter.  You must state your availability and enclose Cheque clearable in Monaco or France, made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office with the current fee schedule.

 

You also have the option of going directly to the reception desk of the Vehicle Testing Centre or at the counter of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office to undertake this procedure.

 

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Modifying an appointment for a technical visit

Appointments can be rescheduled free of charge up to the evening before the appointment, preferably online with the Vehicle Testing Centre's online service (CCTV) , or by phone (+377) 98 98 48 58 or by email (circulation@gouv.mc ).

For any changes to an appointment, you will need either your invitation code or the registration and register numbers of the vehicle concerned.

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.

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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 reception. No appointments will be made without payment.

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 directly at the reception desk of the Vehicle Testing Centre, or at the counter of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (STC), stating your availability and paying the amounts due by bank card, cash or cheque clearable in Monaco or France, made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, with the current fee schedule.

You will be sent details of the appointment and a payment receipt (invoice).

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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 (circulation@gouv.mc ).

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.

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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 3.5 tonnes must be presented with a load such that the weight of the vehicle, load included, is equal to the total authorized laden weight (GVWR) or 2/3 of the load. However, some vehicles may be presented empty in accordance with the specifications set out in Appendix 8.

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 additional costs will be required to obtain a new 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

 

A technical visit lasts 30 minutes for light vehicles, or 40 minutes for light electric vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and utility vehicles with gross weight> 3.5 tonnes.

A technical inspection lasts 40 minutes for light vehicles from abroad, which must be registered in Monaco. Technical inspection appointments cannot be made via the online service. You will need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office service counter, and show all of the required documents in order to verify that your application is admissible.

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.

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Obtaining the results of the technical visit

Following the technical inspection, a report will be drawn up and a copy given to you, to be kept. This states the date of the inspection, any faults found, the result and the new due date.

If the vehicle is found to be in good condition, a sticker stating the next due date for the technical inspection will be affixed to the back of the registration certificate.

If the condition of the vehicle does not comply with all the applicable technical provisions, the inspector will require a follow-up visit to be carried out; this must be undertaken before the new due date shown on the test report and the registration certificate.

If major faults are found, the owner of the vehicle has the following time limits to undertake the necessary repairs or adjustments and present the vehicle to the Vehicle Testing Centre:

  • A maximum period of two months for any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes or less (M1, N1, O1 and O2)
  • A maximum period of two months for any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes or more (M2, M3, N2, N3, O3, O4, T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5)

 

In the event of dangerous faults, the owner of the vehicle has a maximum of two weeks to undertake the necessary repairs or adjustments and present the vehicle to the Vehicle Testing Centre.

Last update: 17/01/2022

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