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San Roque Council / Ayuntamiento

Please ask for extension 2343 for the foreign residents department (departamento de Extranjería) which is located in the Palacio de los Gobernadores building by the church. Here you can generally be helped in English for an overview of council services but in other departments you may need to take a Spanish speaker with you.


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 (0034) 956780106 (TOURISM 956694005)
Full address AYUNTAMIENTO Plaza de la Constitución, s/n, San Roque, Cádiz. TOURISM / FOREIGN RESIDENTS Palacio de los Gobernadores (by the church)
Languages Some English spoken (on request), Spanish spoken
Timetable 09:00 -14:00 (Monday-Friday)
Type of organisation Public