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PELLICER & HEREDIA is one of Spain’s most dynamic law firms, consisting of a multi-skilled staff, fluent in English and with many years of experience in dealing with Spanish law. In addition, a substantial amount of our work has an international aspect. We regularly act for foreign companies and private individuals representing their interests in Spain on both transactional and litigation matters. We have developed a reputation of being independent, reliable and committed to our clients,. Our attorneys are nationally recognized leaders in their practice areas and carry on the tradition of experience and innovation. Our clients can feel confident about working with us and knowing that we understand their legal needs.

Our offices can be found in Alicante, Hondon de las Nieves, Ciudad Quesada, Moraira, Mojácar, Almeria and Petrer. Our practice areas include: Tax matters & Tax planning, Civil & Private International Law,Company Law, Administrative Law, Litigation & Arbitration, Criminal Law, Trafico & Gestoria.



Vehicle Registration…

The old law made it difficult to fine «foreigners»

The new laws ensure that all vehicles driven in Spain are subjected to Spanish laws and controls


Importation of foreign cars

Must be completed within 60 days to avoid import duty

(Import duty calculated on CO2 emissions)


Vehicle modifications for importing...

The costs : Headlights and foglights, ITV (MOT) report, Trafico fees, Advance payment on road tax, New number plates


Historic vehicles…

More than 25 years old, Lots of paperwork !, Patience!!

ADVANTAGES: Reduction or no road tax, Reduces insurance premium


Buying/Selling second hand cars…

Paperwork needed:

Registration documents –permiso de circulación. Road worthiness –Tarjeta Inspección Técnica. NIE. Proof of payment of Road Tax


Fines… (Note, figures correct at the time of publishing (25th February 2015)

Point system now centralized throughout Europe.

Motorcyclists, Helmets compulsory in cities – 200€ fine.

Children not allowed in the front seat – 200€ fine.

Drink driving – now 1000€ fine.

Drug abuse testing now common practice.

50% discount if paid within 20 days.


Speed limits…

Increase from 120 km/hr – 130km/hr

Regular roads 90km/hr

Town roads reduced to 20km/hr

Radar detectors prohibited


Driving Licences…

EU licence throughout Europe      -What this means

Renewing your Spanish driving licence   -now made simple

Just some short notes about Driving Legally in Spain. For more details contact the people at Pellicer & Heredia who can assists you with all aspects of driving legally in Spain

Torrevieja Traffic Department

For lots of useful information and get the answer to many of your questions. Go to facebook page look in the centre of the page and find N332 then just keep scrolling down. Details include traffic laws, licensing, vehicle registration to name just a few. You can also find some fascinating video's. To make it easier for you to find the page, just click the blue button.



  • The Guardia Civil in Torrevieja have developed a website called in English aimed at the ex-pat community to help understand changes in the Spanish Traffic laws. Two officers have set this up in their spare time and offer to answer questions from the public. You can go either through Facebook or you can sign up for a free monthly question and answer service on Enter SUBSCRIBE on the “Subject Line.


  • Another new service offered by the Guardia Civil is an on-line “Denuncia” facility for incidents such as lost and found documents/property, vehicle theft, theft from vehicle, robbery without violence and damage where the perpetrator is not known. Having made the denuncia on line you must then attend any Guardia Civil office to confirm the initial report.


  • The E-denuncia service is on 

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