Registering on the Empadrónimiento at the Town Hall
Whether you are renting or have bought your own property in Spain it is important to register on the padron register at your local town hall (Ayuntamiento).
The padron register is similar to the local census in the UK and ensures the town hall receive the correct level of funding for the population in their municipality, and that the community services and infrastructure of that town are sufficient to support the population.
When registering on the padron register you will receive a padron certificate which is official confirmation of your address in Spain. This certificate is required when completing various tasks such as registering a Spanish car in your name or when applying for residency or the TIE residency card.