The driver card

The driver card is personal and necessary for driving vehicles under Regulation 3820/85. It has a white background and must be inserted by the driver of the vehicle before driving. It allows the following data to be recorded: travel/stop times, speed, distance, special events.

It is issued within 1 MONTH from the date of the application made to the Chamber of Commerce where the applicant is resident.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • hold a valid driving licence in a category appropriate to the vehicle to be driven that is higher than B;
  • not be the holder of another driver tachograph card;
  • be resident in Italy.

The card has a memory capacity to store the driver's driving data for a period of 28 days. Its administrative validity is five years. To obtain its renewal, the holder must submit an application for renewal to the relevant Chamber of Commerce within 30 days prior to the expiry of the original card, and the new card will be produced within 15 working days of the application being submitted. In the event of theft, loss or malfunctioning of the card, the driver must submit a request for a replacement card within a maximum of 7 calendar days. The maximum time during which the driver may drive without a card is 15 calendar days; in such cases, the new card will be produced within 8 WORKING DAYS from the date on which the Chamber enters the request for a replacement card.

Driver card request

Persons resident in the province of Livorno, or those domiciled in the province of Grosseto for professional reasons, who intend to drive vehicles equipped with the new digital tachograph may apply for the driver card.

The application form (downloadable >>by clicking here<<) must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • legible photocopy of a valid driving licence;
  • passport photo to be affixed in the space provided on the form;
  • legible photocopy of a valid identification document;
  • photocopy of the report of loss or theft to the competent authorities (if applicable); 
  • proof of payment of €37.00, for administrative fees, or €40.17 in the case of a request to send the card by post, via the PagoPA online platform (to find out how to receive the payment notice >>click here<<); alternatively, payment can be made in cash, by debit or credit card at the office when the application is submitted;
  • proxy form (if applicable) in case of application submission and/or card collection by a person other than the applicant. It is possible to download the proxy model from the Forms section.
Last modified
Mon 26 Feb, 2024