BAJA or SORN a vehicle in Spain

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.

Temporary Withdrawal

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:
•Per­sonal cir­cum­stances.
•You have de­livered the vehicle to be sold.
•The vehicle has been stolen

Necessary requirements

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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