What happens if you receive a Traffic fine notification
The DGT will advise you of a fine by post. Alternatively, by electronic notification if you are registered through the DEV (Dirección Electrónica Vial). The DEV is an electronic system normally only used by legal entities and not physical people.
If you are not at home to receive the postal notification of your fine then the sanction will be published in TESTRA and the Tablón Edictal Único del BOE (TUE). It is considered that you have been notified 20 days after the publication on one of the above.
TESTRA is the Edictal Board of Traffic Sanctions of the DGT. TEU is the Single Edictal Board of the BOE. The Tablón Edictal Único del BOE (TUE) is a means by which Spanish government departments can advise citizens of administrative decisions that affect them when they have been unable to contact them by post.
IMPORTANT: THE DGT NEVER ADVISE YOU OF A TRAFFIC FINE BY EMAIL. IF YOU GET AN EMAIL ABOUT A ROAD TRAFFIC FINE IN SPAIN THEN IT IS A SCAM.
How do I pay a traffic fine in Spain?
You can pay the fine online, In person, through the MiDGT mobile phone application or by phone.
You can pay the fine directly online at the DGT.es website. During the first 20 days of receiving notification of the fine the amount is reduced by 50%. If you are over 20 days then the full amount of the fine is paid. You should pay the nfine before 45 days have elapsed since notification.
To pay online you will need the following information: The date on which you received the notification and the file number (expediente). There will also be a QR code on the paperwork with the information on paying the fine.
You enter the full amount of the fine (not the discounted amount) and the system will tell you how much is due.
It is possible to pay a fine at Caixabank branches and using their ATMs. You can pay by card or cash. You can also pay at the post offcie although there is a small handling fee.
Another way to pay your traffic fines is using the miDGT mobile phone app. This app has many benefits, including a digital copy of your driving licence, a record of the number of points you have and details of vehicles you own.
Additionally, you can pay outstanding fines using the applicaiton. It is availabel for Android and iOS.
Open the app and select “My fines” and then “pending”.
You can ring 060 and pay by debit/credit card. It is an autmated system available 24 hours.
Fine Notification if you are not in Spain
If you are away from your Spanish home for a significant amount of time, then you may want to purchase a Fine Notification Policy. This low-cost service will ensure you receive an email and/or text message (Spanish mobiles only) if a vehicle registered in your name appears on the BOE (TUE) and the authorities have not been able to deliver the usual postal notification.
It might also come in useful if other family members are using your car when they come to stay. Also if the car is left at your holiday home. They may have accidentally incurred a traffic infringement whilst using your car. If you are not in Spain you will not know about it.
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