TOWN HALLS / AYUNTAMIENTOS
Zoom and Click on any Ayuntamiento for more information and a link to their web site.
The ayuntamiento is found at the heart of every village, this is where you should register on the “Padron” and request a copy of your “Empadronamiento”.
The Padron is a municipal census record, much like an electoral role. It is obligatory to register on the padron if you intend to stay for at least 6 months per year.
To register on the padron you will need the following;
- Your passport along with a copy of the same
- Proof of address; escritura (property deeds) or utility bill
You need your empadronamiento for the following;
- Opening a bank account
- Registering for school
- Buying and selling a vehicle
- Applying for residency
- Applying for Health Card
- Requesting local services; water, gas, electric, etc.
The ayuntamiento is also the place to go for local information, and numerous licences such as building permissions and bonfire licences.