Book Living in Nerja


  • Introduction.
  • Living in Spain.
  • Buying a Property.
  • Building Works on Your Property.
  • Selling a Property.
  • Registering on the Population Census.
  • NIE Number.
  • Residence Card.
  • Medical Assistance from the Social Security.
  • Traffic.
  • General Taxes.
  • Town Hall Taxes:
    • Land Value Tax (Plusvalía).
    • IBI-Urbana Rates.
    • Water.
    • Road Tax.
    • Car Entrance.
    • Building Licence.
    • Businesses.
    • Cemetery.
    • Payment of Municipal Taxes.
  • Public Treasury Taxation (Hacienda).

This booklet has been produced by the Foreigners Department of the Nerja Town Hall to give general information on items of interest to foreigners who live or have a property in Nerja.

Before buying a house, a car or living in Nerja, do not hesitate to visit our department where we can advise you on what you need to do.  We also offer general information regarding Residence Card or Certificate, NIE, Registering on the Population Census, Social Security Medical Service, Town Hall Taxes, Traffic, Inland Revenue, etc.

The Foreigners Department is on the ground floor of the Nerja Town Hall, providing advice in English, French, Italian and a little German. For any inquiries you can consult the head of this department, Jacky Gomez.

Also the Councillor of the Foreigners Department, Emma Hall, will be pleased to help you with special items regarding your community or area. Appointments can be made at our department.

We hope you enjoy Nerja and do not have unnecessary problems due to inadequate information.

This book is available at the Foreigners Department of the Town Hall, ground floor, at the price of 1 €.

Jorge Bravo

Greetings for the Councillor

"Dear Friends, I am writing this letter to introduce myself. My name is Jorge Bravo and I am the current Councillor of Foreign Residents of the Nerja Town Hall. I would gladly like to have the opportunity to meet you and for this reason, it could be a good option to have regular meetings between your different associations and me, where you may tell us about your proposals, ideas, complaints, or requests for making our lives better in the village. We will contact you to support more information about these meetings, probably starting in September. Please, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. My email is and you can send your emails in English as I speak this language. Kind regards,"

Jorge Bravo

Foreigners Department

Opening hours:
Monday from 10:00 to 13:30
Thursday from 10:00 to 13:30
July and August from 10:00 a 12:30.
Information on living in Nerja and the necessary paperwork with the different Authorities.
Telephone: (00 34) 952 54 8401

The Nerja Foreigners Department is on the ground floor of the Town Hall next to the main entrance. We will be pleased to assist all foreigners that need general information on living in Nerja.

Foreigners Department. Nerja Town Hall.
C/ Carmen 1, Town Hall, ground floor. 29780 Nerja (Málaga). Phone: (00 34) 952 54 8401. Fax: . Email: