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Registering at your Town Hall

Registering on the Padrón is the act of registering yourself on a list (padrón) where all the people who live in a certain town are.
To find out where the Town Council corresponding to your area is located, call 010 and explain that you are looking for your “junta municipal” to get registered (sacar el padrón).
You don’t have to own your house to register, just have an address where you habitually live, no matter whether you are the owner, you rent, or live with family or friends. 

HOW TO MAKE USE OF THIS REGISTRATION?
“Certificados de Empadronamiento” (registration certificates) can be required for some official formalities and are especially useful in getting price reductions when registering for any of the various activities offered by local municipalities (sports, artistic activities, children’s extra-curricular activities, etc).

DOCUMENTS YOU’LL NEED
A complete form;
The passport of each member of the family;
Your family record book;
A document indicating your address (rental contract, telephone or electricity  bill, tarjeta de residencia, etc).