Procedure How to apply for taxi vehicle registration

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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

Taxis are automotive vehicles which have special devices and which are used by the driver to wait for clients on the public highway, in order to transport, for a fee and on request, persons and their luggage on a private basis. The number of taximeter vehicles in the Principality of Monaco (excluding replacement taxis and all-electric seasonal taxis) is limited to ninety-five.

The following persons may register a taxi vehicle:  natural persons domiciled in the Principality of Monaco or abroad who hold an administrative authorisation or licence to work as a taxi driver, as well as a valid professional licence.

This administrative authorisation or licence permits the operation and registration of a main taxi vehicle and a replacement taxi vehicle to meet the requirements of certain journeys throughout the year, or when the main vehicle is unavailable.

However, registration of a replacement taxi vehicle may not be applied for during a period when the taxi licence holder would no longer be in possession of a registered main taxi vehicle, for example following the sale of the aforesaid vehicle and while awaiting a new vehicle.

Main and replacement taxi vehicles must comply with the following technical specifications:

  • Have at least four doors with a minimum of five seats and a maximum of nine seats, including the driver 
  • Have a minimum overall length of 4.20 metres, an overall width of at least 1.65 metres and a doorsill height of less than 0.55 metres
  • Be equipped with a meter that records kilometres per hour and a light repeater fare device, the technical characteristics, conditions and methods of installation and use of which are set by Ministerial Decree 
  • Be equipped with communication equipment made available by the competent administrative authority for operating the telephone centralisation service for journey requests and their distribution, the conditions and modalities of installation and use of which are set by Ministerial Decree 
  • Be equipped with a radio communication system 
  • The vehicle must comply with the environmental standards set by Ministerial Decree, i.e. less than 190g CO/km2; it should be noted that the registration of ten "VANS" type taxis with 7/9 seats emitting less than 220g CO2/km is nevertheless authorised for the 95 taxi vehicles in the Principality
  • Be equipped with an electronic payment terminal (EPT)

 

In addition, during the summer season, twenty all-electric taximeter vehicles, are also operated in the Principality of Monaco.

Persons holding an administrative authorisation for a maximum period of six months and a valid professional licence may register an all-electric taxi vehicle on a seasonal basis.

This administrative authorisation permits the operation and registration of an all-electric vehicle.

These vehicles must comply with the following technical specifications:

  • Have at least four doors with a minimum of four seats and a maximum of nine seats, including the driver 
  • Be white in colour, and have external signage, the requirements of which are specified and made available by the competent authority 
  • Be equipped with a meter that records kilometres per hour and a light repeater fare device, the technical characteristics, conditions and methods of installation and use of which are set by Ministerial Decree
  • Be equipped with communication equipment made available by the competent administrative authority for operating the telephone centralisation service for journey requests and their distribution, the conditions and modalities of installation and use of which are set by Ministerial Decree 
  • Be equipped with a radio communication system 
  • Be fitted with an electric motor only

 

All registrations of main, replacement and all-electric taxi vehicles are recorded in a register of registrations, leading to the issue of a certificate and two registration plates (front and rear) with stickers.

The registration certificate shall bear the entry corresponding to the use of the vehicle – "Taxi Vehicle", "Replacement Taxi" or "Seasonal Taxi Vehicle".

The registration plates must be permanently fixed to the vehicle in the spaces provided for this purpose.

Three special stickers stating the taxi approval number are also issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office when a main vehicle is registered. They should be affixed to the front and rear of the vehicle to the right of the registration plate and on the side of the fare repeater device.  Only replacement vehicles have no special sticker.

The certificate and plates indicate the number assigned to the vehicle as well as the validity period of the registration, which will be until 31 December of the current year, or 31 December of the following year if the vehicle is registered between 1 October and 31 December.

Registration can be renewed for another year during the annual renewal period. See the following factsheet for details: How to renew your annual car sticker .

In addition, the vehicles must undergo a technical inspection at the Vehicle Testing Centre to check their suitability for authorised operation before they are put into service. This is then carried out annually; the details are set out in the file Technical inspection of vehicules .

Should you fail to renew registration or validate the periodic technical inspection by the required deadlines, the vehicle will be deregistered in accordance with the conditions established by ministerial decree. The owner of the vehicle must then return the certificate and registration plates, and pay the relevant administrative fees as stipulated by ministerial decree. The vehicle is no longer authorised to drive on the roads.

A main taxi vehicle may be used as a replacement taxi or vice versa at the request of its holder. For any change, a new registration application must be made by returning the certificate and registration plates to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. The technical inspection report, if it has a date of less than six months, can be taken into account for the new registration.

The holder of a taxi vehicle may also request a change of registration from professional to a private individual. If the vehicle is more than four years old and the holder is domiciled in the Principality, the date on which the next technical inspection is due will remain the same.

There is a fee associated with this service - Please see Download file STC-Tarifs 2021 en vigueur STC-Tarifs 2021 en vigueur   

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Formulating the request

The application to register must be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office using the appropriate form, duly completed and signed.

The form may be: 

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Collating the documents

The application to register must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A copy of a valid ID document (ID card, national passport with proof of address or residence permit)
  • A valid professional licence
  • The original documents relating to the vehicle accompanied, if applicable, an official translation into French by a sworn translator at a court of appeal in Monaco or France, a list of which is available on the procedures "How to register a new vehicle " and "How to register a used vehicle "
  • The initial technical visit report accepted by the Vehicle Testing Centre with a validity of one year
  • The vehicle data sheet specifying its length and width, issued by the manufacturer
  • The certificate of doorsill height issued by the manufacturer or a garage approved by the manufacturer of the vehicle
  • An insurance certificate drawn up in accordance with the following model: Download file Taxis - Véhicules de remise - Véhicules de service de ville - Attestation d'assurance (STC080) (385-0035_03-2017) Taxis - Véhicules de remise - Véhicules de service de ville - Attestation d'assurance (STC080) (385-0035_03-2017) , with the exception of replacement taxis, where the insurance of the main vehicle shall prevail
  • 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

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Submitting the application

You should submit the complete application without appointment to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

The registration plates for vehicles from Monaco or France, The three special stickers mentioning the accreditation number (except for replacement vehicles) and a receipt for payment will be issued.

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Collecting the certificate and registration plates

The certificate and registration plates, if applicable, are available within 72 hours of receipt of the file, at the reception desk of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office on presentation of the payment receipt.

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Last update: 15/12/2020

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