How to Change the Tax Domicile of a Vehicle?

It is common to wonder how to change the fiscal domicile of a car. This happens when we are going to move to another city, either temporarily or permanently, since the fiscal address of both the vehicle and the driver’s license will have to be changed. In this way, from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), you can contact us to notify us of any notification if necessary. In this way, the DGT has located both the vehicle itself and its owner in the event that it needs to communicate with the owner.

The fiscal domicile of a vehicle must be the same as the municipality in which it is registered. In this way, if we are going to live in another city, the procedure must be carried out within 15 days. The fiscal domicile of the vehicle must be true, since it will be the place where the payment of the Tax on Mechanical Traction Vehicles will have to be made.

Although they have different ways to be able to carry out the change of fiscal domicile in a car, one of the best ways to do it is through the Electronic Headquarters of the DGT. In this way you can reduce inconvenience and carry out the change with the ease of being able to carry it out from your own home.

Necessary documentation

If you want to know how to change the fiscal domicile of a vehicle, you will have to carry out the request by gathering the following documentation:

  • Vehicle circulation permit, as well as the card of the Technical Inspection of Vehicles (ITV) in force.
  • In the event that you change your address in the same municipality, you will have to provide a direct debit for electricity or water.
  • If the above does not occur, it will be necessary to have changed the address of the DNI, as well as having proceeded to update the census card and have a registration certificate.
  • If the vehicle comes from Ceuta, Melilla, the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, it will be necessary to provide the corresponding stamped document that is given at the time of having passed through customs.

Once you have gathered all the documentation required for each particular case, you can carry out one of the following methods to be able to change the fiscal address of a vehicle. As we have mentioned, there are three different possibilities to carry it out, having the option of resorting to making the change in person or opting for the telephone or through the online service through the Internet.

Instructions for changing the fiscal domicile of a vehicle

To know how to change the fiscal domicile of a vehicle, there are three options, which are the following:

By phone

To request a change of fiscal domicile of a vehicle by telephone, you must make a call to 060. Once the corresponding data has been provided to make the change, the address will be modified only in the event that the address is the same as that which appears in the INE register.

In person

Another option to carry out the change of fiscal domicile of a vehicle, it is possible to go to any Traffic Headquarters in person and present the corresponding documentation.

In this case, you will have to request an appointment online or by calling 060. It is important that in this sense you make sure that the town hall carries out this procedure; and for this you must check the list of municipalities with an agreement.

By Internet

To carry out the change of fiscal domicile of a car through the internet, it will have to be carried out through the Electronic Registration application. To do this, you must have a digital certificate, clove PIN or electronic DNI.

Electronically, the verification of the residence data will be carried out in order to certify that these correspond to those that appear in the INE. In that case in which this is not the case and it does not coincide with the current place of residence, it will be necessary to provide the registration certificate, DNI or any direct debit bill in which your new address appears, such as water or telephone. Within 7 days, the tax domicile of a vehicle will be changed.

It is also important to remember that you cannot do the process online if the car comes from the Canary Islands, Ceuta or Melilla.