As of January 4, 2023, regulations relating to technical inspections are changing for vehicles that have not met the requirements of the periodic inspection at the Technical Control Centre in Monaco within the allotted time.

Vehicles are intended to be periodically checked for their good working order and maintenance. These visits being mandatory, failure to present a vehicle before the due date previously led to its removal from the register of registrations and the prohibition of being driven on public roads, with the need to return the certificate and licence plates.

“This delisting required the owner to take long and costly steps to regularise the situation.

The Service des Titres de Circulation wanted to simplify the procedure to facilitate procedures for users,” said Aurélie PERI, its head. Four months and one month before the due date of the technical visit, the user will continue to receive due notices from the Licensing Department to remind them to present the vehicle for its periodic technical inspection.

In case of no-show, the vehicle will no longer be deregistered, but will no longer be authorised to circulate on public roads. The owner must regularise the situation of the vehicle by requesting a technical viewing appointment and paying the related costs as well as regularisation costs.

It will then only be authorised to travel on public roads to make the journey between its home or the place of repair and the Technical Inspection Centre for Vehicles, on the day of the said technical inspection.

For greater convenience, the Service des Titres de Circulation has also set up a teleservice making it possible to make an appointment online for the performance of the technical inspection and invites users not to wait for the end of validity of the previous control to carry out the new one:

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Monaco Government Press Service

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