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Applications to moor in S'Estany des Peix accepted from tomorrow

foto 2022 termini estany BToday the initial approval of draft rules on anchoring and the legal framework for mooring fixtures at S'Estany des Peix were published in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (Butlletí Oficial de les Illes Balears, BOIB). Individuals who are interested in mooring a boat at the lake have thirty working days to submit an application from the morning of 9 March. No applications will be accepted after midnight on 22 April. Applications can be submitted at the Citizen Information Office (Oficina d'Atenció a la Ciutadania, OAC) and online on the OVAC.

The Formentera Office of Environment (Conselleria de Medi Ambient, CMAF), located at Carrer Mallorca, 15, in Sant Ferran, will field inquiries in person, by telephone (971 321 210) and via email, at mediambient@conselldeformentera.cat.

8 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Motorists who wish to drive on Formentera this summer can make reservations from today

foto 2022 for.ecoThe Formentera Office of Mobility is pleased to report that visitors to formentera.eco can now make reservations to bring, drive and park vehicles on the island between 15 June and 15 September. No more than 19,696 vehicles may be driven on Formentera this summer.

Interested tourists can now reserve their spot simply using the online booking engine. Last year's rates –€1/day, €5 minimum for cars; €0.50/day, €2.50 minimum for mopeds and motorcycles– will continue to apply until entry in force in April or May of a new fee schedule which received initial plenary approval. Under the new regime car drivers will pay €3/day (€15 minimum) and motorcycle drivers €1.50/day (€7.50 minimum).

Residents of Formentera and the rest of the islands and drivers of electric vehicles will pay no charge for the accreditation. Formentera residents with the accreditation to park in the blue zone will be automatically accredited to drive on the island during the enforcement period. Drivers without the accreditation can get it simply and at no charge on formentera.eco.

Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility, encouraged local motorists to request their accreditation and check that the operation worked by entering their vehicle registration number in a specific section of the website. Accreditation is guaranteed for drivers who made overnight or ferry bookings before 8 February publication in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (Butlletí Oficial de les Illes Balears, BOIB) of the new rules.

More controls and new information push

To make sure the rules are followed, Councillor González said that controls would be reinforced this summer. The island currently has monitoring cameras in La Savina and a mobile camera unit. In 2022 monitoring cameras will be installed at the roundabout near the hospital; parking attendants will check parked vehicles, and in La Savina drivers of rental vehicles will have to display information on their rental contract when they park.

González said that an educational push in May would seek to ensure that all vehicles, including those belonging to residents, have an associated authorisation.

3 March 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Drivers encouraged to renew blue zone parking credentials

foto 2022 zona blavaThe Formentera Office of Mobility reports that roughly 2,000 authorisations to park at no cost in metred blue and green zone spots will expire 1 March.

Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility, encouraged motorists whose credentials are set to expire to renew them, pointing out renewals could be processed through the Citizen Information Office (Oficina d'Atenció a la Ciutadania, OAC). For in-person service, visit the OAC. For service online, click on "Top Services" (Destacats) on the OVAC website.

To see if your permit is still valid, visit zonablava.com and enter your vehicle plate number.

During the first half of March, parking attendants will focus on explaining the renewal process to drivers.

22 February 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Registration open for local chauffeur's licences

The Formentera Office of Mobility is pleased to report that individuals who wish to apply the local taxi driver's license have until 9 February to register for the exam. The exam will be held 25 February 2022. Registration can be completed at the Citizen Information Office (OAC) or online on the OVAC.

Terms and the syllabus can be found here.

Future taxi drivers are required to have knowledge of the two official languages, Catalan and Spanish, as well as two foreign languages, English and German, Italian or French. Applicants must answer questions about the municipality of Formentera and rules on urban and intercity passenger transport service in light vehicles.

This is the second call for applications this year; all fifteen candidates passed the first exam, held 21 January. Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility, shared his hope that the two calls for applications would be met by "enough passing drivers to cover the new seasonal positions available this year".
Under the Action Plan for Public Passenger Transport by Vehicle, in summer 2022 and 2023, taxi service will be provided by 25 drivers with ordinary licenses and 24 with seasonal licenses. "The number of cabs has grown 29% since summer 2021, when there were 25 ordinary and 13 seasonal licences", pointed out Councillor González. He added, "in this way, we're improving the public service by tailoring supply to fit current needs".

3 February 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Applications now accepted for 24 seasonal cab permits for 2022/2023 seasons

The Formentera Office of Mobility is pleased to report that from 21 to 31 January, both inclusive, applications will be accepted for seasonal chauffeur permits on Formentera for 2022 and 2023. All told, 24 seasonal taxi positions will be made available, with half the drivers working from the start of June to mid-September and the other half driving from mid-June through the end of September.

This initiative is included in Formentera's 2022-2023 Action Plan for Public Transport in Passenger Vehicles, which was approved with the consensus of the taxi drivers' association. Forty-nine drivers will provide service in summer 2022 and summer 2023: 25 with regular permits and 24 with seasonal ones. Rafael González, Councillor of Mobility, pointed out that the move would put 29% more cabs on the road than in summer 2021, when there were 38 cabs (25 ordinary permits and 13 seasonal).

"The plan improves the supply of Formentera's public taxi service, taking into account jumps in demand that have occurred in recent summers", explained the councillor. Demand for taxis increased 8% between 2021 and 2019.
This plan works toward the objectives outlined by the Sustainable Mobility Plan of the Consell de Formentera and formentera.eco, which in addition to regulating vehicles brought and driven on the island, establishes the need for improvements in local public transport.


This offer is open to holders of permanent permits; salaried transport sector employees and former holders of temporary permits. Among the permits that have been set aside, 19 are for holders of ordinary chauffeur permits on Formentera and five are for salaried workers and former permit-holders. Permits can only be used by the person named on the document.

Terms governing the application process were published yesterday in the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (BOIB) and on the Consell de Formentera website. Permits will be awarded in a process of open competition. The terms and conditions are available here.

21 January 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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