Increasing the use of electronic notifications, this post explains what means this concept, his advantages and compulsion.

After the amendment of Law 11/2007, of June 22, on electronic access of citizens to Public Services, the right of citizens to interact electronically with Public Administrations is explained, as well as the obligation of PA to have the necessary systems for being exercised this right.

What’s about electronic notifications?

Electronic notifications or telematic notifications are a system by which any person or company can receive notices and documents sent by Public Administration electronically.

In order to access these electronic notifications, it is necessary to have a digital certificate that certifies the user, whose  meaning and uses were written on previous post.

Electronic notifications are a system by which any person or company can receive notices and documents, sent by Public Administration electronically.

In order to this type of electronic notifications have legal validity, there are some rules:

  • Sending or making available the notification.
  • Hours and dates of reception or access.
  • Reception of the entire content.
  • Identity of the recipient or sender.

To establish the moment when the user has been notified by the Public Administration, it will be the date and the hour of access to information and it is registered in the platform. And, if within 10 days the user doesn’t access it, it will be presumed rejected.

Advantages of electronic notifications 

More and more are increasing the users who use electronic notifications daily, due to their advantages:

  • For Public Administration, it supposes saving on courier expenses.
  • As for the citizen, it means saving time due to not being necessary to be present when the notification has delivered. Also, it avoids the loss of that.
  • And, if you are a company, the electronic notification system allows you to receive  all these notifications which occurs day to day electronically, avoiding misleading and possible economic sanctions.

Mandatory electronic notifications, who issues them?

The mandatory electronic notifications are issued by public bodies, among them:

  • Tax Agency: you can check notifications and communications, edictal publications, subscriptions and requests, among other procedures.
  • General Directorate of Traffic: perform procedures such as consulting vehicle reports and traffic sanctions.
  • Social Security: it permits the notifications management of administrative acts between the SS Agencies with companies and citizens.


To consult more information about electronic notifications, you can read our previous post about the control of electronic notifications and how IvNeos can help you with this task. If you have any doubt, contact to Ivnosys team.