Heavy fines ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 euros, along with a 3-year driving license suspension, await those caught driving cars declared immobile on Greek roads.

Electronic checks by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) will scan vehicle plates using data from highway operators and mobile devices.

Vehicles declared immobile are banned from being driven. If caught on the road or parked in an unapproved location, their immobility status is revoked, and the owner faces a 10,000 euro fine from the Independent Authority for Public Revenue, in addition to road taxes and other penalties.

Repeat offenders face a tripled fine of 30,000 euros and a three-year driving license suspension. Owners can appeal within 5 working days, with the Authority reviewing appeals within 30 working days. If accepted, the fines are canceled.

New procedures for immobilizing and deregistering vehicles have been introduced for those that are uninsured, haven’t passed vehicle road inspection test (KTEO), and have unpaid road taxes for the past 7 years.

Thus, owners are notified to either permanently immobilize and deregister their vehicles or take steps to re-register them.

Furthermore, the process also simplifies the removal of deceased persons’ vehicles without transferring ownership to heirs.

Using a vehicle that has been permanently immobilized or deregistered results in a 10,000 euro fine and applicable road taxes for the year discovered, additionally, repeat offenses within five years triple the fine and lead to a three-year driving license suspension.

In rare cases, vehicles permanently immobilized can be reinstated for a 150 euro fee with a documented request to the Department of Transportation and Communications of the respective region or the competent services of the Greek Police.