Road Tax

Understand how to renew road tax in Cyprus...

Road tax is payable for all vehicles in Cyprus.

The amount payable takes into consideration the age of the vehicle, fuel type, engine capacity and CO2 emissions. The calculation is based on the amount of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere per 1km.

Road tax can be renewed for three, six, nine or 12 months (1 January to 31 December).

Road tax payments are stored electronically and the tax disc does not need to be displayed. The tax disc can be printed and kept with the vehicle’s documentation, but it is not required. Police can recognise if the tax has been paid via a vehicle registration recognition system.

Documents Required to Obtain Road Tax

  • A valid Department of Road Transport Vehicle Test Certificate (MOT)
  • Insurance
  • The registration document (log book)

If the vehicle’s MOT is not up to date, the road tax renewal system will reject the application automatically until the MOT centre issues the certificate and the system is updated.

Road Tax renewals

Vehicle owners can renew their road tax for the year from around January 7th The last date for renewals is around the second week of March. The exact dates are announced by the Road Transport Department. After the deadline, Police will issue fines to drivers without road tax.

Road tax can be paid or renewed online, at commercial banks, Citizens’ Service Centre, district post office, and the headquarters and district offices of the Road Transport Department. Payment made after the deadline incur a €30 fine and the road tax is increased by a further 10 percent of the payable road tax.

Those who do not plan on renewing their road tax should notify the Road Transport Department and submit a “request to immobilise” form, alternatively they will owe the equivalent sum to the state. In the event that a vehicle is scrapped, owners must apply to have its registration annulled by filling in the necessary paperwork and submitting a certificate proving the vehicle has been destroyed. Forms are usually in Greek so it is worth asking a Greek speaking friend for help or for assistance from staff at the Road Transport Department.

Where to pay Road tax

Road can be renewed at the following locations:

  • Online
  • Commercial banks (online via their website or in person at the branch)
  • Citizens’ Service Centre
  • District post office
  • HQ and district offices of the Road Transport Department.

To pay online via the JCC payment site of the Road Transport Department.

The owners will be asked for reference number which is the last three digits of their ID, Alien Card or Passport number. The number registered is the one shown in the owner’s section of the logbook.

Road Transport Department 
At: 17 Vasileos Pavlou, 1425 Engomi 
Tel: 22 807104 
Fax: 22 807105