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Marbella Council / Ayuntamiento

The numbers published are for the foreign residents department that can help with questions in English. This is located away from the Town Hall in the Palacio de Congresos (congress centre) to the west of the old town. There are also smaller branch offices in Nueva Andalucía and Las Chapas/Elviria districts. Call the main office for details.

Coverage area and additional information

The local town hall / council office is the normal gateway to Spanish social care or route for contacting Social Services’ team of support professionals. To access much of the social care or benefits, it is necessary to have been registered on Spanish town halls’ ‘padrón’ census registers for a minimum period of time; generally from one to five years in total depending on the type of support or benefit requested, although this can vary according to local policies.

Therefore, it is important that residents and their families think ahead and always register on their town ‘padrón’, and keep their details updated (see also Helpful Topics: Understanding the System on this website). (If a UK national resident is not registered on the ‘padrón’, in extreme cases some short-term emergency help may be available, but this is ad hoc, cannot be predicted and varies by municipality.)

Contact information
Phone Switchboard/Centralita (0034) 952768760 / Foreigners/Extranjeros (0034) 952828244
Web www.marbella.es
Email [email protected]
Full address Foreign Residents Department , Palacio de Congresos (Congress Centre), Calle José Melia 2, 29602 Marbella, Málaga
Languages English spoken, Spanish spoken
Timetable 09:00 -14:00 (Monday-Friday)
Type of organisation Public


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