Procedure How to sell or transfer a vehicle

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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

Any owner of a vehicle registered in the Principality must, at the time of the sale or transfer of his or her vehicle, inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office and make a request for it to be registered. The sale may be registered in the absence of the seller, but the seller must ensure that it has been registered.

Once the sale has been registered, the procedure varies, depending on the country of destination of the vehicle:

  • For a sale in Monaco, the buyer may apply for registration of the vehicle in his or her name
  • For a sale in France, the seller or the buyer can request a certificate to obtain the "carte grise" car registration document in France (CPOCG) 
  • For a sale abroad (outside France), the seller or the buyer may request a certificate for export abroad

 

The two certificates, which are considered as title clearance, certify that no registration of a pledge or opposition to the sale has been recorded.

In the last two cases, temporary registration with the issue of a provisional registration certificate and "WW" sticker plates for a sale in France or "WW2" for a sale abroad (outside France) may be requested by the purchaser.

The period of validity of non-extendable and non-renewable provisional registrations for the same vehicle in the name of the same person is two months for vehicles exported to France and other States.

The provisional "WW" registration enables the vehicle to be driven in the Principality of Monaco and in France and the provisional registration "WW2" enables it to be driven in the Principality of Monaco and abroad.

The purchaser may request a copy of the European certificate of conformity (COC) that may be required for registering the vehicle abroad, as long as this document was provided in the vehicle registration file in the Principality. To request it, please refer to the procedure: "How to request a copy of a constituent document of a file "

The purchaser may also request an apostille of the certificate for export abroad, which is required for the registration of the vehicle in certain foreign countries, such as Italy. To request it, please refer to the procedure: "How to request an apostille of an Export certificate".

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 S1-S2-S9

1

Formulating the request

The request must be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

In the case of a vehicle sold by an individual, the form must be completed and signed on the original.

This form may be:

 

 

2

Collating the documents

All applications for registering the sale must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • The original registration certificate
  • The original registration plates
  • An original signed certificate of sale or transfer, in the case of a vehicle sold by an individual (private individual) or an entity that is not VAT-registered, to be completed in three copies (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, seller, purchaser): Download file STC005 Certificat de vente ou de cession d'un véhicule d'occasion Interactif (385-0055_05-2022) STC005 Certificat de vente ou de cession d'un véhicule d'occasion Interactif (385-0055_05-2022)
  • Or a copy of an invoice for a vehicle sold by a legal entity or individual business (garage or company), or a VAT-registered entity, including:
    • A unique number invoice based on a continuous chronological sequence
    • The identity of the seller (name, address, postcode and city, Trade and Industry Registry or SIRET number)
    • The identity of the purchaser (full name or company name, address, postcode and city)
    • A description of the asset sold (serial number of the vehicle must be included, mileage (in kilometres) should be given where possible)
    • The amount
  • In the case of a sale in Monaco, the documents necessary for the registration of the vehicle in accordance with the terms set out in the procedure "How to register a used vehicle "
  • In the case of a sale abroad, the form: Download file STC006 Demande de sortie du fichier des immatriculations interactif (385-0055_06-2022) STC006 Demande de sortie du fichier des immatriculations interactif (385-0055_06-2022) duly completed and signed, on which the application, if applicable, for "WW" or "WW2" provisional registration will be made
  • The payment, to be made by cash, cheque or postal order (clearable in Monaco or France), made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office and Visa or Mastercard bank cards only, in accordance with the current fee schedule

 

Any administrative procedure undertaken at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office by a third party must be accompanied by a mandate signed by the principal and by supporting documents showing proof of these persons' identities.

The mandate allows the representative to submit and track the progress of the principal’s application, but not to sign documents instead of the principal.

3

Submitting the application

To submit your application, you must first make an appointment with an agent of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

You can request an appointment in one of the following three ways:

 

The staff of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office will be waiting for you at the time of the appointment; you should bring with you the documents listed in steps 1 and 2 and your preferred means of payment.

You can find all the information about making an appointment with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office by following this link    

At this appointment, you will be given a payment receipt and:

  • In the case of a sale in Monaco, the registration plates
  • In the case of a sale abroad, if applicable, the provisional self-adhesive strips "WW" or "WW2"

4

Collecting the document

  • In the context of a sale in Monaco, the certificate of registration is available within 72 hours of receipt of the file, on presentation of the payment receipt (invoice)
  • In the context of a sale in France, any temporary registration certificate for the vehicle and the self-adhesive strips are issued on the same date that the application is submitted, once it has been approved. The Certificate to obtain the "Carte Grise" car registration document in France (CPOCG) is available within 72 hours of receipt of the file, on presentation of the payment receipt
  • In the context of a sale abroad (outside France), any temporary registration certificate for the vehicle and the self-adhesive strips are issued on the same date that the application is submitted, once it has been approved. The Certificate for export abroad certificate is available within 72 hours of receipt of the file, on presentation of the payment receipt

 

An appointment is arranged by the customer manager at the end of the interview. If a collection date is not agreed, you can request an appointment in one of the following three ways: 

 

You can find all the information about making an appointment with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office by following this link   

 

5

Cancelling a sale

The sale of a vehicle can only be cancelled after completion in the following two cases:

  • Amicably, without any time limit
  • Or by a court decision, the legal action being limited in time to 5 years

 

The seller and the buyer are obliged to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office by providing:

  • The original copy of the registration certificate
  • The registration plates
  • In the 1st case, the consent of both parties, in writing and signed, with a valid ID document
  • In the 2nd case, the court decision

 

Requests to cancel a sale by mutual agreement cannot, however, be accepted if the vehicle has been registered in the name of the buyer in Monaco or abroad.

Last update: 17/01/2022

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