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Car registration certificate – on/off-road status and change of ownership

All registered vehicles have a registration certificate issued by the Swedish Transport Agency.

Part 1 – information about the vehicle

Contains

  • Technical information about the vehicle.
  • Information about leasing and purchasing on credit.
  • Authorisation code for internet services.
  • Other general information about the vehicle.

Used for

  • Notification of on-road status.
  • Notification of off-road status.
  • Ordering registration plates.
  • Ordering Part 2.

Example

Below is an extract from Part 1, which contains technical information about the vehicle. The information found here includes, for example, the maximum permitted weight for a trailer.

Car registration certificate

Part 2 – certificate of ownership and change of ownership

Contains

  • Ownership information.
  • The most recent owners of the vehicle.
  • Other general information about the vehicle.

Used for

  • Change of ownership.
  • Deregistration.

As Part 2 is used for change of ownership, it is important that you store this part of the registration certificate somewhere safe. The glove compartment is a bad place to keep Part 2!

How to register a change of ownership of the vehicle

The easiest way to change ownership is via the Swedish Transport Agency’s website or app. You can also fill in the buyer’s personal details in Part 2 and send it by mail.

Important information about a change of ownership

  • The new owner must take out third-party insurance that applies from the date specified for the change of ownership.
  • Check one another’s personal details using a personal data checking service. If the information is incorrect, the Swedish Transport Agency will be unable to complete the change of ownership, which would result in complications and additional costs.

On-road and off-road status

By registering your car as being off the road, you avoid having to pay vehicle tax and third-party insurance. There are different ways to submit notifications of the on-road or off-road status of your vehicle:

  • Internet and app.
  • Part 2 of the registration certificate.

If a driving ban has been imposed on the vehicle, this does not mean that it will automatically have off-road status. You must always actively submit an off-road notification yourself.

A vehicle with registered off-road status may only be driven to and from the roadworthiness test, provided that third-party insurance has been paid, and there are no motor vehicle tax arrears.

It is also forbidden to tow a vehicle with off-road status.

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