Road Tax – Circulation Licence

Do Not Display Your Tax Disc

As of the 12th of March, 2010, the writing, attaching or displaying of any object on the windscreen of a vehicle is prohibited. This includes tax discs.

A circulation licence is required to drive a vehicle on a public road. The licence is valid for 6 or 12 months.

Time to renew your road tax

Road tax can be renewed from the end of the first week of January until a date around the 9th March each year without penalty. Any changes are published locally and on this site.

From the 10th March the police will prosecute. After the grace period a fine of €10 + 10% of the rate of tax for the vehicle will be levied on renewal. If the tax is not renewed for a full year, further penalties apply.

From September 2014 owners will be able pay for their road tax in monthly installments. Failure to keep up the payments will result in revocation of the licence.

Biennial Vehicle Inspection

A circulation licence cannot be renewed if the vehicle requires, but does not have, a current DoRT Vehicle Inspection Certificate (MOT). This information is logged on the DoRT database. If the MOT expires during the currency of the circulation licence, and is not renewed, the circulation licence becomes invalid and you are likely to be prosecuted for both offences.

How to renew your Road Tax

Renewal online.

You will be required to log on or register with JCCsmart.com with your email and a password. The site is in Greek and English. Go to JCCsmart.com (opens in new window).

  • You will require the following details:
  • Registration Document (Log Book).
  • Credit card.
  • The owners’ reference number is the last three digits of your ID, Alien Card or Passport number. This is the one shown on owner section of the logbook for that vehicle under I.C. No. or [C.9] on the newer Greek language log books.

Insurance certificate may be required if cover commenced recently and has not yet been entered onto the database.

Renewal at the Bank of Cyprus, the Co-Op and other commercial banks, District Post Offices and

Citizens Service Centers.

You do not need to have an account with the bank.

You will require:

  • Cash

    for the sum required.

  • Registration Document (Log Book).
  • The last three digits of your ID, Alien Card or Passport number. This is the one shown on the logbook.
  • Insurance certificate may be required if cover commenced recently and has not yet been entered onto the database.

Renew at Department of Transport Offices.

You can apply at the local Department of Road Transport.

You will require:

  • The application form TOM 8
  • Cash for the sum required.
  • Registration Document (Log Book).
  • Insurance certificate may be required if cover commenced recently and has not yet been entered onto the database.

The application form TOM 8 is sometimes available in English. You can download a printable form TOM 8 for completion and an English translation of the Greek form

here.

If your vehicle is going to be off the road. (S.O.R.N.)

If you are not going to use your car, going to the UK on an extended stay for example, you can obtain a rebate of some of the road tax unused during your absence or delay having to renew your road tax.

Before you go away,

Or as soon as the vehicle is off the road, fill in a form TOM 12 and take it to the Department of Transport Offices or Citizen Service Centers.

In due course a rebate cheque will be sent to you.

You will have to nominate a place, off the road, where it will be kept during your absence so that it can be inspected.

The notification cannot be backdated and is similar to the Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) in the UK.

You can download a printable form TOM 12 for completion and an English translation of form

here.

Rates of Road Tax on vehicles registered in Cyprus prior to 1st January 2014.

The general rates shown below apply to cars and small car derived vans and run for 12 months from January to December.

There is also an option to pay for half a year at proportionately slightly increased rates.

To work out the rate for your vehicle, multiply the engine size of the vehicle (cc) by the € rate in the engine category into which it falls.

Tax rates for vehicles registered prior to 2014

Source: cyprusdriving.net

Category: Taxes

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