COUNCIL RESIDENTS’ REGISTER
All European residents whose “padrón” is about to expiry will receive a letter from the town hall to inform them they must renew it.
All European residents must renew their “padrón”, for those who are residents it is every five years and for non-residents is every two years. The renewal process is a simple procedure and it is carried out at the citizens advice bureau. The documents required are either an id, passport and NIE.
If you have not registered yet, we would like to remind you that it’s an important procedure that has to be done if you choose to spend any length of time in Spain.
The “padrón” registration process is very easy, you simply need to visit the town hall with your property deeds, last IBI (council tax) bill or up to date rental contract in either Spanish or Valencian (please note no other languages will be accepted), your D.N.I (only applies to Spanish nationals), passport and N.I.E and sign the document once the registration is finished.
Some of the advantages of being registered in the “padrón” are:
The right to vote in local and European elections.
Civic Centre “Tarjeta del Mayor” (OAP’s card) which offers discounts in local shops and businesses, a reduce fare in local buses and also free access to all the services offered by this center (Gym, gymnastics classes, courses, trips, etc.)
Reduce rates at the municipal swimming pool.
Spanish courses for foreigners at the cultural centre. Reduced rates for residents when acquiring the card to park in blue zone areas. Opening hours of the citizens advice bureau Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 17:00
Friday from 8:00 to 14:00 Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00