Buying and Selling a Vehicle in Monaco

Information on the immatriculation - a vehicle's registration paperwork with details on how to go about buying or selling a Monegasque registered vehicle in the Principality...

The immatriculation is a vehicle's registration. A vehicle's registration details are on the Certificat d'Immatriculation (registration certificate).

When a Monaco-registered car is bought or sold, the new ownership must be registered within one month of the transfer and a new Certificat d'Immatriculation will be issued to the new owner. Paperwork is handled by the Service des Titres de Circulation.

  • Service des Titres de Circulation
    At
    : 23 Avenue Albert II, B.P. 699, MC 98014 Monaco CEDEX
    Tel: 98 98 80 14 
    Fax: 98 98 40 36

The Certificat d'Immatriculation should be carried in the car at all times.

Buying and Registering a Used Car

Before agreeing to buy a used car:

  • Make sure that the serial number stamped on the car matches that in the registration documents of the seller
  • Make sure that the seller is the legally registered owner of the car by checking on the Certificat d'Immatriculation

Monaco-registered car: Documents required to register a used car in Monaco

  • Completed Vehicle Registration form (Demande d'immatriculation d'un Vehicle): Click here to download the form
  • Proof of identity: passport, Monaco identity card or Carte de Séjour
  • Monaco driving license
  • Bill of sale/invoice (facture)
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • The Certificat d'Immatriculation (registration certificate)
  • The number plate(s)
  • Cars over four years old must have a vehicle roadworthiness certificate (Contrôle Technique) issued within the previous six months. The roadworthiness test must be completed at the Centre de Contrôle Technique des Véhicules de Monaco
    • Centre de Contrôle Technique des Véhicules
      At
      : Zone de frêt, 8 Avenue Albert II, 98000 Monaco
      Tel
      : 98 98 43 58

France-registered car: Documents required to register a used car in Monaco

  • Completed Vehicle Registration form (Demande d'immatriculation d'un Vehicle): Click here to download the form (in French)
  • Proof of identity: passport, Monaco identity card or Carte de Séjour
  • Monaco driving license
  • Bill of sale (Volet "A" if purchased from a car dealer)
  • Proof of vehicle insurance
  • The Certificat d'immatriculation (French registration certificate, previously known as Carte Grise)
  • The Certificat de Situation (non gage) - this is obtained from the prefecture where the car was previously registered and indicates whether any liens are held against the vehicle
  • Cars over four years old must have a vehicle roadworthiness certificate (Contrôle Technique) issued within the previous six months.

A registration payment is required and can be made in cash, by French or Monégasque cheque or bank card.

Selling a Used Car

The seller must send the following to the Service des Titres de Circulation:

  • Completed Sale or Relinquishment of a Used Vehicle form (Certificat de vente ou de cession d'un véhicule d'occasion): Click here to download it (in French)
  • The Certificat d'Immatriculation
  • If the car is more than four years old, a vehicle roadworthiness certificate (Contrôle Technique) from a test taken within the previous six months.
  • The number plate(s) if the vehicle is sold outside Monaco

Destruction of a Vehicle

The Service des Titres de Circulation must be notified when a car is destroyed or scrapped. A small fee is payable and the following documents must be provided:

  • A Vehicle Destruction Request form (Demande de Destruction d'un Véhicule - form STC/021), Click here to download it (in French)
  • The registration certificate
  • The vehicle number plates
  • A copy of the insurance report if the vehicle was destroyed in, or as a result of, an accident