How to take your vehicle for a follow-up inspection
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
At the end of the technical inspection, a report is prepared and you will be given a copy you need to keep in your records.
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.
There is a fee associated with this service - Please see: Codes V4 - V5
Making an appointment for a follow-up inspection
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, or the code shown on the invitation for your initial visit. The appointment details and payment receipt (invoice) will be sent to you by email.
You can request an appointment by post on plain paper, specifying your availability and enclosing a 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
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.
Presenting your vehicle for a follow-up inspection
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.
On the day of the appointment, bring the following with you:
- The original copy of the vehicle’s registration certificate
- Your appointment confirmation
- The report of the original inspection
- 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
At the agreed date and time, present the vehicle 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 second visit lasts 15 minutes for light vehicles or 20 minutes for light electric vehicles, heavy goods vehicles and utility vehicles with gross weight> 3.5 tonnes.
During the follow-up inspection, only the issues for which the new inspection was required will be rechecked.
Receiving the results of the follow-up inspection
At the end of the follow-up inspection, a report is drawn up and a copy, to be kept, is given to you. This mentions in particular the date of the control, the deficiencies noted, the result and the new due date.
If the deficiencies that were the subject of the check-up are resolved, the technical check-up is validated and a sticker specifying the next due date is stuck on the back of the registration certificate.
If faults are still noted with the issues serviced, a new follow-up inspection must be carried out within 15 days. The new expiration date is shown on the report and the registration certificate.
In the event of persistent faults at the end of this inspection, the vehicle will be deregistered from the number plate database in the Principality of Monaco. 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.