How to present vehicles for technical 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
Principle and conditions
Vehicles must undergo technical visits (or technical inspections) 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 two months before the due date.
The technical inspection must be carried out within two months of the expiration date at the latest. The inspections are carried out by a Vehicle Testing Centre inspector.
For further information, see the factsheet "Technical inspection ".
There is a fee associated with this service, please see: STC - Tarifs 2018 en vigueur
Making an appointment for a technical inspection
You can make an appointment by post, at the Vehicle Testing Centre reception or at the office (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office).
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 (email@example.com ).
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.
For regular technical inspections, you can make an appointment by entering your availability details on the slip attached to the letter you receive, two months before the due date.
You will receive confirmation of an appointment, which takes account of the availability you indicated (depending on free time slots), by post.
You can make an appointment at the Vehicle Testing Centre reception or at the office (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office).
You will need to pay in cash, cheques payable in Monaco or France made out to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office and Visa or Mastercard bank cards only, when you make the appointment.
You will be given an appointment confirmation.
Presenting your vehicle for inspection
Before the inspection, check that your lights are working properly and that the vehicle’s tyres are not worn.
On the day of the appointment, bring the following with you:
- Registration certificate
- Appointment confirmation
You have to present the vehicle at the agreed date and time at the Vehicle Testing Centre:
Zone de frêt
8 avenue Albert II
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.
A penalty charge will be incurred for rescheduling an 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
Inspections last 30 minutes, or 40 minutes in the case of HGVs and commercial vehicles with laden weight over three tonnes.
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.
Vehicles of over 3 tonnes must be laden.
Obtaining the results of the technical inspection
At the end of the technical inspection, a report is prepared and you will be given a copy for your records. The report will include the date of the inspection, the identity of the owner, the mileage (in kilometres), and any faults noted.
If the vehicle is found to be in good condition a sticker showing the next technical inspection due date will be affixed to the back of the registration certificate.
If the condition of the vehicle does not satisfy all the applicable technical requirements, the inspector will order a retest, which must be undertaken within the deadline specified in the report.
There are two categories:
- Repair or adjustment as soon as possible: the owner of the vehicle is given a maximum deadline of 2 months
- Immediate repair or adjustment: The owner of the vehicle is given a maximum deadline of 15 days
See the procedure "How to take your vehicle for a follow-up inspection ".