Is it mandatory to have the ITV sticker and the DGT environmental label on the windshield?
Many people ask this question when they ride in their car. This is usual, since throughout the life of the vehicle we can accumulate infinite stickers on the front window if we are not careful. Is it mandatory to do it? Let’s see it.
How many times have you seen a car parked on the street with 8 ITV stickers lined up on the windshield? To immediately see a brand new car that has a front window without a single mark, notch or sticker. Not even environmental.
This generates a lot of controversy among the population: Is it mandatory to wear the stickers or not on the windshield? The General Directorate of Traffic has it very clear and clears us of doubts.
For a start, carrying the ITV sticker is absolutely mandatory and not wearing it visible or attached correctly is fined 80 euros. The DGT explains that it is placed inside the windshield, in the upper right part, so that the traffic guards can see it without problems.
This is regarding the ITV sticker, which verifies that our vehicle is in a position to legally circulate on public roads. Hence, it is absolutely mandatory to wear it. By the way, if your car is new, you are exempt from wearing that sticker for up to four years.
Regarding the environmental sticker, the DGT says in its magazine that it is not mandatory to wear it, although it is recommended. Its placement is in the lower right part of our windshield, just below the ITV sticker (one in the upper corner and the other in the lower corner).
Despite its non-compulsory nature in national territory, both in Madrid and in Barcelona these are mandatory due to the low emission zones that both cities have in their central area. So if you live in Madrid or Barcelona you will have to wear the sticker well.
In this way we get rid of doubts with an issue that affects millions of drivers throughout Spain. You can now remove the sticker from the glove box and stick it on your windshield.