How to apply for registration of a pledge or security
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
When a vehicle, including a trailer or semi-trailer, is sold, the seller, lender or guarantor, discounter and assignee of the debt may ask the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office to register a pledge or security as collateral against the purchase price of the vehicle.
Applications for a pledge to be registered must be accompanied by a deed of charge that has previously been registered with the Department of Tax Services.
The registration must note the composition of the pledge (the characteristics of the vehicle), the names and addresses of the debtor and creditor, and the date and registration numbers of the deed of charge.
Registration is only effective if it is completed within 15 days of the date of issue of the vehicle registration certificate. Any applications submitted to the Licensing Office more than 15 days after issue of the vehicle registration certificate will thus be rejected.
Registration upholds the right to the pledge for a period of five years, can be renewed before this deadline, and ceases to have effect if it is not renewed before the end of these five years.
There is a fee associated with this service - Please see STC - Tarifs 2020 en vigueur
Formulating the request
The request must be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office using the appropriate form, duly completed and signed.
The form may be:
- Downloaded online Demande et reçu d'inscription de gage (STC043) (n° 385-0036_01-2011)
- Or collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office
Collating the documents
The request for registration of a pledge must be accompanied by the following documents:
- The deed of charge that has previously been registered with the Department of Tax Services
- The copy of the vehicle’s registration certificate
- 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
Submitting the application
You should submit the complete application without appointment to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office, or may be sent by post within 15 days of the date of issue of the vehicle registration certificate. A payment receipt will be issued.
Registration of the pledge takes effect as soon as it is recorded by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.
Collecting the document
An acknowledgement that the pledge has been registered will be available within 72 hours of receipt of the application, from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office reception desk, on presentation of the payment receipt. The acknowledgement can also be sent by post if the application is received by post.
- STC - Tarifs 2020 en vigueur 179 kB