Vehicle sale notification

At Correos, we want to make sure that the process for buying or selling your vehicle stops being a hassle. Easily declare the sale of your vehicle.

From € 13.59

Vehicle sale notification From € 13.59 MORE INFO
Visit a Correos branch. Please note that this service is not available at all our branches. Check beforehand which Correos branch in your province offers this service and take all the corresponding documentation with you. 
Receive your process request by e-mail or hard copy.

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Still not sure what the Vehicle Sale Notification is for? Whenever a vehicle is bought or sold, this is the legal process through which the seller informs the Traffic Authority (DGT) about the change of ownership.

Remember that this service can only be provided at the approved branches indicated above!

Don’t forget your ID! To request the Sale Notification service, you will need to show your original ID document. 


Branches: Very important! We do not provide this service at all our branches. 

These are the approved branches for requesting your Vehicle Sale Notification service:

  • Branch 29 in Madrid. Address: Calle de Arturo Soria, nº189. 28043, Madrid.
  • Branch 22 in Barcelona. Address: Avenida Mistral, nº44, 08015, Barcelona.
  • Main Correos Office in Murcia. Address: Plaza Circular, nº8, Murcia.
  • Main Correos Office in Logroño. Address: Calle Once de junio, nº1, 26001, Logroño.


Correos is unable to offer this service under the following circumstances and you will need to visit the corresponding Provincial Traffic Authority (DGT) Headquarters:

  • Change of vehicle service.
  • Vehicle renting.
  • Change of ownership following inheritance or donation.
  • Judicial award or auction.
  • Buying and selling in possession of the vehicle.
  • Existence of co-owners, when selling the vehicle.
  • Vehicle transfer from Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands to Mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, and vice-versa.
  • Existence of specific notes about the vehicle when consulting the Traffic Authority (DGT) that prevent the transfer.
You should be aware that:
  • A registration certificate is required. If you do not have one, it may be possible to present a statement of liability for theft or loss. This should not be given to the buyer but rather kept by the seller in their name.
  • Make sure your documents are still valid! Expired documents cannot be used for this process. When presenting photocopied documents,  remember that they must be officially stamped by a competent public authority.
  • Once processed, the service request cannot be cancelled.
  • The registration must be linked to the ID document of the seller.
  • You will have the option to consult any possible notes with the Traffic Authority (DGT) whenever you need to.


If this service is being requested by the vehicle owner and they are an individual:

1.       Vehicle registration certificate.

2.       Document supporting the transfer (contract of sale).

3.       Documentation accrediting the identity of the person requesting the service:

  • ID card (DNI).
  • Spanish driver’s licence.
  • Residency card.
  • Passport + Foreign Citizen ID Nº.

4.       Photocopy of the ID document of the buyer.


If this service is not being requested by the vehicle owner but rather by someone authorised by the vehicle owner:

  1.  Authorisation signed by the seller to process the Vehicle Sale Notification on their behalf. This authorisation must expressly state that the process is entirely free for the seller; i.e. it should state that the seller is not being charged by the authorised individual to complete this process.
  2. The authorised person will need to accredit their identification by presenting the same documentation as the owner.


Once you provide us with all the documentation, we will send you the corresponding request form by e-mail or hard copy. You choose how to receive it!

We will also produce a Provisional Registration Certificate in the name of the vehicle buyer that is valid for 30 days. The new vehicle owner can use this document to drive the vehicle until the new registration certificate arrives.  


The price of this service is € 13.59 (including VAT), of which € 8.59 is the fee charged by the DGT for the service and € 5.00 represents the processing costs for Correos.