How many of you have had to deal with this unpleasant surprise after so much rejoiced to purchase or gift of a grandmother wasp ready to be restored or ready to ride the streets of our country and beyond. This page will explain what the radiation office of PRA Public Motor Vehicle Registry and the regularization procedure for solving this problem will be addressed in the page Reinstatement PRA.
The Public Car Register (PRA) was established in 1927 to eliminate uncertainties and conflicts associated with ownership of vehicles and in order to strengthen the legal position of those who claim mortgaging of a vehicle, so switching from one regime of movable joint, where "possession is title", the system of chattel registered. The PRA is organized on a provincial basis and in the PRA of each province shall be entered all the vehicles of the residents in that province and in the same PRA also the subsequent formalities, provided that requests from residents of the same province. In case of change of ownership in favor of a resident of another province, it will transfer the expertise in the latter, where he will be required all the formalities later. The automation of the PRA, and the establishment of the ATM Electronic dell'Automobilista (STA), allowed to require the formality and the issue of the Certificate of Ownership (CDP), without constraint of competence accordingly at the offices of another PRA .
In practice, the Public Car Register (PRA) is for cars that the registry is for the citizens and the institutions.
L 'Automobile Club of Italy known as ACI manages on behalf of the Italian state the Public Car Register (PRA) in its section ACI Informatica for more than 30 years.
The PRA computerized, in addition to fulfilling his official duties, is a wealth of information on the world of cars able to provide data on vehicles that may be useful for various purposes (mobility, pollution, market, etc.), In a context of continuous development and evolution.
Regulation ACI access to the database PRA defines the rules by which it provides access to information contained in the Public Automobile Registry or to extract data variously aggregated, according to the specific needs of the applicant.
Remember that anyone can learn about the current legal and administrative situation of a vehicle (including the holder), based on the license plate number, asking for a "title search" Public Motor Vehicle Registry.
The title search for license plate can be obtained by personal computer (using the service VisureNet ) or can be requested to the Provincial Offices of the PRA ACI.
To other consultation services and supplies can access, with some differences from the benefits provided, the following subjects:
- Regional, provincial, municipal companies, Provincial Police, Port Authorities, Forestry and Public Bodies
- Municipalities, Mountain Communities, Unions and Associations of Municipalities
- Companies in the automotive industry, carmakers, Bodies of study and research centers Revision
- Concessionaires for tax collection
- Automotive consultancies, professional associations
- Curators lawyers and bankruptcy
- Companies which have a specific interest in matters automotive
- Individuals (natural persons and legal persons)
The procedure of radiation office by the PRA regards those vehicles which are not paid stamps for at least 3 consecutive years. The vehicle is struck so "frozen" bureaucratically, so it can not move (penalty fine and confiscation of the vehicle registration or vehicle) and can not be subjected to regular change of ownership.
In the past (until 1992), the procedure could be performed directly from PRA without notifying the owners of vehicles (vehicles struck off lists were posted for 60 days at the headquarters of PRA), which is why most of the owners was not aware and he continued to circulate. The radiation came to light only in the case of checks or selling vehicle (procedure that was stopped because the vehicle, for the PRA, it was as if there was not). Only way to resolve the situation was that, by the owner, to re-register the vehicle with license plate and new documents. Today, this radiation is also observed in the review that is mandatory for all vehicles, annually for those enrolled in historical records.
The situation has changed in recent years due art.18 of Law no. 289/2002, which allows the re-entry vehicle struck the PRA office, retaining plate and documents (if any), provided that they are vehicles of historical or collectors or enrolled in the various historical records and enabled them to pay the last 3 stamps increased by 50%. The important thing is that there is at least the plate, even if they were lost booklet and COP (or additional sheet).
Remember that, when the vehicle struck after 1992, if you own nominee, you can lodge an objection to radiation if you have never received notice of the proceedings in place of radiation by registered by ACI.
Premise 2: if you have to buy the wasp by others, never trust what the seller asserts that:
regardless of who is the owner or holder of the simple possessor, even the most friendly and with the best intentions can give incorrect information (which he believes, wrongly, right), so before you buy a used vehicle, always do a title search to PRA with the license plate number.
The company certificate is a document (not legal) that contains all the information on the vehicle corresponding to the license plate number and the owner concerned. It 'also the only document that can confirm that the vehicle is actually struck or not.
The title search costs, at the counter, EUR 2.84 (but can also be made online here for € 5.62).