Nerja town hall's Foreigners Department has issued an urgent reminder to its foreign residents to check that they are still registered with the town hall.
The 'padrón', or town hall census, means that the more people who are registered on it, the more money the town will receive from the government to fund services such as healthcare, policing and firefighting. It receives approximately 150 euros per person registered per year.
All foreign residents should renew their ‘padrón’ every two years; those holding a green resident card should do so every five years.
Residents are asked to go to the town hall to check whether they need to renew. They should take some form of identification (NIE certificate, passport, identity card, driving licence or medical card).
Alternatively residents can email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating name, NIE, address in Nerja and telephone number. The Foreigners Department will confirm whether renewal is necessary.