Sophia Antipolis - Car registration
All cars are registered at the "Prefecture" you belong to. You must have a "Carte Grise" for your car. This one is delivered by the "Préfecture". It contains the technical/legal specs of the car: id number printed on the frame and on the engine (VID in 'american'), the number of people it can carry, the max weight allowed, max/min size of the tyres, max/min dimensions of the car, engine declared power, the ownership history etc.
- Préfecture des Alpes-Maritimes
Route de Grenoble
Nice cedex 3
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 9372 2000
- Sous-Préfecture de Grasse
3, avenue Général de Gaulle
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 9242 3200
For registering a new car, you will need those documents:
- Proof of residence and identity
- The "cession" certificate
- The "carte grise"
Let the car dealer do all the paperwork for you. It's their job after all!