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Old 08.11.2012, 20:59
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Car Tax, Insurance and Parking refund when selling a car

It's coming to the time of year where I need to renew my insurance, car tax and blue parking badge for next year. However I may be looking to sell my car early next year. If I renew all these things now and then sell my car in say February, will I get the money back as I won't have a car for the rest of 2013? Cheers
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Insurance and tax, yes.

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Re: Car Tax, Insurance and Parking refund when selling a car

Parking card maybe too.
They say that if you move away from Zurich you will get the money for the unused months back. The same may apply if you sell the car.
Ask them yourself.
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Re: Car Tax, Insurance and Parking refund when selling a car

just bring your plates to the office . it automatically stops insurance also

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Re: Car Tax, Insurance and Parking refund when selling a car

How long did it take to get your money back from the registration and insurance?
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Re: Car Tax, Insurance and Parking refund when selling a car

A month or so.

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Re: Car Tax, Insurance and Parking refund when selling a car

Oooh, I forgot about this post, I sold my car and so can give some feedback now about the process.

After selling my car the plates were returned to the Strassenverkehrsamt by post. Within a few days they wrote to confirm they'd received these and I would receive a tax refund for the remainder of the year shortly. My insurance were directly informed by the Strassenverkehrsamt and they wrote to say my policy was being put on hold.

Within a few weeks I received a postal cheque from the Strassenverkehrsamt for the tax for the remainder of the year which can be cashed at any post office. I had to call my insurance to say I wanted to cancel the policy and they returned the money directly to my bank account after I gave them my account details.

Finally, blue zone parking was cancelled in the Standesamt by returning my parking pass. They also refunded the money for the remainder of the year in cash.

Also good to know is that the Strassenverkehrsamt will hold your numberplate number for 2 years if you buy a new car and wish to keep the same license plate number!
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Also good to know is that the Strassenverkehrsamt will hold your numberplate number for 2 years if you buy a new car and wish to keep the same license plate number!
You sure it's two years?

I've always recalled it as being one year.

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You sure it's two years?

I've always recalled it as being one year.

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I'm pretty sure they said two years for Zürich, though I guess this could vary between Cantons.
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