One of the biggest benefits for owners of properties in Estepona is a reduction in the local property tax or IBI. It is immediately reduced by 20%, but owners can be entitled to up to 80% reductions depending on circumstances. You can also be entitled to a rebate on refuse collection for registered owners who meet certain conditions, so savings can be considerable.
Once you are registered you have access to the local sports centres, libraries and medical centres and there are often discounts on courses and classes too. In addition you are able to vote in the local elections and make an impact on the town.
Registering is easy. Go to the tourist office in Calle Torre Almenara opposite the port and they will help you with the registration in your own language. Just take with you your ID, copy of your title deeds for your property and a utility bill. If you have any questions call 952 808 081.
All Town Halls along the Costa del Sol are encouraging foreign residents and property owners to register in this way, as it is the only way that they are able to get funding for their area and properly control the numbers of people living in the area and provide the appropriate services. We have more general information on the benefits of signing the “padron” or town hall register here.