House and home taxes in Cyprus

Find out about some of the ongoing costs of owning a home in Cyprus...

Municipality or Community Taxes

Each Municipality or Communal board charge an annual fee for regular rubbish collection, public road repairs, street lighting and other services which in some areas can include the upkeep of the local cemeteries. The amount payable depends on the size and market value of the property based on 1980 rates.

Municipality and community tax bills are sent by post and can be paid by cash, cheque or bank card at the local municipal authority office. Some municipality offices are connected to the online JCCsmart payment portal.

In order to keep privately owned empty land plots clean, owners are sent notices by their local Municipality asking them to clear the land of any over grown shrubs and any rubbish by a certain deadline. This can be done by the plot owner, arranged privately or can be carried out by the local Municipality for a fee. The fee varies and the statement is sent by post.

Immovable Property Ownership Tax

Registered home owners are liable for an annual Immovable Property Ownership tax paid to the Inland Revenue Department.

The amount payable depends on the market value of the property in 1980 and on how many names are registered on the title deed. Immovable Property Tax notices are sent to registered owners whose properties exceed the 1980 value of €12,500.

Note: The Cyprus Government has approved plans to revise the base of the 1980 values and reduce property tax rates (in Greek).