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Procedures & Regulations

      Everything we publish that could be useful in a 'how to' situation. This may be a news article outlining changes in a procedure at the town hall which will point you in the right direction. Or a more comprehensive and detailed step by step guide. The advice covers all aspects of living and working in Ibiza. We have guidance on many subjects including. Employment and 'Paro' (unemployment benefit). Health & 'Ayuda Social' (welfare). Buying & Renting Property. Motor Vehicle Registration & Driving Regulations. National & Local Legislation. Obtaining Medical & Emergency Services. Our library of how to articles are steadily building. If you can't find what you need, let us know, and if we see it as an important gap to fill, or we have a high demand, we will prioritise it for inclusion.

      Community Contribution

      If there is any aspect of living in Ibiza you feel able to write some helpful notes on, do get in touch. We would love to hear from you. email the editor

      Ibiza Town Ban Retail Alcohol Sales from 10pm to 8am

      Further new offences include: Drinking in public places in the company of minors. Discarding alcoholic drinks/containers in public places. Various forms of advertising.

      75% Resident Travel Discount Starts Monday

      the new higher discount of 75% on flights and sea journeys between the Spanish Peninsula and the Balearic Islands will come into force on next Monday, July 16.

      Bring That Music Back; San José U-Turn on Live Music Restrictions?

      Live music would again be allowed, but must end at eleven o'clock at night, not midnight as has been the case historically. The strict new regulations would remain in force for DJs.

      Guide to Ley de Costas – Spanish Coastal Law

      The Spanish Coastal Law (ley de costas 1988) defines a public domain area along the coast and a further zone where special restrictions apply to private ownership.
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      Green Island – 100% Renewable Energy in Ibiza by 2050

      plus diesel cars prohibited in 7 years, electric car rentals from 2020 - 100% electric from 2030
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      Over 80% of Ibiza Drugs Tests on Drivers are Positive

      In Ibiza most common is cocaine, then cannabis, then methamphetamine. The majority of positive tests are multiple drugs, Trafico stating it happens "more than it should".

      Ibiza Consell Launch Free Legal Housing Rights Service

      The service will cover problems with rental contracts, mortgages and any other housing issues in Ibiza
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      ‘Casal d’Entitats de Cas Serres’ Ibiza Public Space for Workshops, Theatre, Music & More

      spaces for Ibiza organisations to use for meetings, workshops, courses, conferences, theatre, dance and music group rehearsals

      Living in Spain: El Paro – Unemployment Benefit: A Guiri Guide

      Living in Spain. A guiri guide to el paro, unemployment benefit. Who can claim, how to claim, how much you will receive.

      Living in Spain – Drink Driving Regulations, a Guiri Guide

      Life in Spain often involves a slow and steady approach to drinking. Long leisurely lunches are the norm and so the question of how quickly the alcohol consumed leaves the system is often in question.
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      All ExPats Will Have Voting Rights, 15 Year Rule to be Scrapped

      The British government has published detailed plans on how it will deliver a commitment to allow all expats to vote in parliamentary elections
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      Ibicenco Dictionary – Lifetime Labour of Love

      A life’s work translates 13,400 Ibicenco words to Catalan, Castellano, English, German and French.

      Low Cost Spanish & Catalan Lessons in Ibiza, 3 Levels, 7 Locations

      CEPA – Ibiza’s Adult Education Programme Offers Low Cost Courses in Spanish, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced PLUS Beginner’s Catalan For Parents.
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      Save Our Shore! Special Report on Ibiza’s Fight for its Coastal Rights, includes How...

      Russian tycoon’s efforts to exclude public from shoreline of his mansion result in planned civil rights protests, but in true Ibiza style. Further case of wedding organisers excluding public from beach for private event. Our guide to the Ley de las Costas, Spain’s law of the coast, and how to access precise information on public areas.

      San Jose Beaches go Disabled Friendly

      San Jose unveils equipment to facilitate beach access for people with physical disabilities. Lifeguards assist 142 disabled people in season to date

      Guiri Guide to Consumer Rights in the Balearics

      If you have a problem with any business transaction in the Balearics, your first port of call should be to the Consumer Rights web portal of the Balearic Government.

      Consell Clampdown on Car Rental Rip Offs

      One of the most common complaints to our inbox this season, and reflected by a steady stream of negative posts on social media, has been that of consumers feeling ripped off by car rental firms. The Ibiza Consell have introduced an initiative aimed at advising consumers as to how they can avoid problems, and what to do if they have them.

      Keep Off The Grass – Protect Our Posidonia

      Consell Launch ‘Green Sail’ Nautical Tourism Campaign. Call for ‘Cultural and Social Change’ to Protect Pitiuses Marine Ecosystem. Posidonia Specimens in Local Waters Found to be 30,000 Years Old.

      Registration Transfer – A Guiri Guide

      a step by step guide in English for the process of importing a vehicle which is, in our opinion, unparalleled in its being current and complete.

      Can Misses like a Local 

      How To Do The Hospital Like A Pro—In and out of an outpatients appointment in under 20 minutes. Here we give a Giuri’s guide to dealing with your hospital appointment better than a local—from parking, to check in, to appointment and departure in under 20 mins. Is it possible? Read on.
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