In order to film on roads, you will need a permit and a law enforcement agency must be present during filming. Spain Film Commission's network of offices can provide specific information on how this works in different territories. Spain's road network extends over 166.000km and the roads are owned and managed nationally or according to the autonomous community, province or locality.
State road network
Made up of motorways, dual carriageways and state roads, some are subject to tolls, and they are managed by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport.
In the Basque country they are managed by the Basque Government's Department of Security and in Navarre by the Navarren Government's General Directorate of Public Works.
For further information contact the government offices in each of the autonomous communities, with the exception of the Basque Country and Navarre.
Single carriageway roads, with a hard-shoulder of 2-2.5 metres, which depend on the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport, except for in the Basque Country where they are managed by the Basque Government's department of security and in Navarre where they are managed by the Navarren Government's General Directorate of Public Works.
Regional or provincial roads
Single carriageway, two lanes with two-way traffic, managed by the autonomous community or by the provinces which make up each one of the communities.
Single carriageway with 2 lanes, two-way traffic and narrow hard-shoulders. Managed by municipalities, provinces, groups of municipalities or autonomous communities.
The National Traffic Agency - Provincial headquarters
When it comes to using long-distance and cross-country roads, except for those located in the Basque Country and Catalonia, the Traffic Agency issues special permission, the procedure for which can be found online at the following link.
There are Traffic Agency offices in all territories and you can find them at the following link: http://www.dgt.es/es/la-dgt/quienes-somos/donde-estamos/.
The Spain Film Commission's network of offices works with producers, facilitating direct contacts and useful information when it comes to obtaining these permits.