A Baja in Spain is the process by which the owner of a vehicle communicates to the Traffic Department that they are taking the vehicle off the road (temporarily or permanently).
Definite Withdrawl of the Car from the Road
This is notifying the DGT or Traffic Department that you are taking the vehicle off the road permanently (withdrawing it from circulation).
Definite withdrawal by transfer to another country.
This is notifying the DGT or Traffic Department that you are removing a vehicle due to its transfer abroad, so definitely cancelling it in the Spanish Registry.
This is when you advise the DGT or Traffic Department that a vehicle is temporarily withdrawn from circulation.
The reasons for temporarily cancelling a vehicle could be:
•You have delivered the vehicle to be sold.
•The vehicle has been stolen
In the case of a car being taken to another country, before requesting the cancellation of the vehicle you must cancel anything recorded such as a lease agreement unless you have the express consent of the finance company to take it abroad.
If you cancel your vehicle, always remember the following:
If it is a definite withdrawal, you can only carry out the procedure in an authorised breaker´s yard and you must deliver the vehicle along with the documentation and this will give you a proof that it is taken off the road. If you entrust a third party to carry out this process on your behalf, you must ask for this proof. The receipt must clearly indicate that it is a definitive withdrawal and must include the data of both the vehicle and the breaker´s yard that has done the work.
If it is a temporary cancellation for personal reasons you must take into account that the vehicle in question must not go onto the road.
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