Road Tax - Circulation Licence

Road Tax

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

You cannot renew your circulation licence

If your 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.

Prosecution for driving without circulation licence.

You may renew your road tax, usually from the end of the first week in January until the end of the second week in February without penalty. The dates are published locally and in CyprusDriving News. After that time the police will prosecute. After the grace period a fine of €30 + 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.

If your vehicle is going to be off the road.

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 in PDF format here.

Rates of Road Tax on vehicles registered 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

Engine Capacity (cc) Up to 1450 1451 – 1650 1651 – 2050 2051 – 2250 2251 – 2650 2651 and more
€ per cc
€0.11960 €0.14523 €0.19649 €0.19649
Cost will be in the range
Private Car
€10 - 62 €87 - 99 €198 - 246 €297 - 326 €443 - 521 €521  +
Van €10 - 62 €87 - 99 €198 - 246 €297 - 299 €299 €299
Double Cab
(Prior to 2014 only)
€10 - 27 €39 - 44 €89 - 111 €133 - 147 €198 - 234 €234 - 299

Motorcycles between 1 and 1450 cc are charged €0.04272 per cc and will be in the range €10 - €62.

Any reductions including those with regard to CO2 emissions for vehicles registered prior to 2014 are shown in the pdf file numbered 3. below.

1. For a full list of Road Tax rates for vehicles registered prior to 2014pdf click here.

2. For a full list of Road Tax rates for vehicles registered prior to 2014 in Greek pdf click here.

3. Road Tax calculations on saloon vehicles registered prior to 2014 - It includes any reduction for CO2 emissions prior to 1st January 2014. It is out of date regarding Registration Fees.pdfclick here.

For 2014 the fee is calculated at 2013 rates shown above PLUS a special fee.

For vehicles, including motorcycles, the special fee is
€12 for engine size up to 2050cc with CO2 emissions which are up to and including 100g/km,
€22 for vehicles with greater emissions and engine displacements up to 2050 cc,
€32 for vehicles with engine displacements more than 2050 cc.

Pick-up trucks and larger vans.

Vehicles designed do carry goods with a gross weight of less than 3501, that is pick-up trucks and larger vans, the way the tax is calculated has changed. It is now calculated at .05 cents per cc up to 1650cc and .10 cents for 1651cc and above plus the appropriate special fee in each case. A cap of €299 has been reinstated. Those that have paid over that sum will be refunded the difference.

Vehicles first registered from 1st January 2014 will be charged road tax based on CO2 emissions.

The new road tax will be charged as at the following rates:
vehicles emitting 120g/km, €0.5 per gramme,
121g/km – 150g/km, €3,
151g/km – 180g/km, €3,
over 180g/km, €8.

Road Tax Calculator for vehicles registered after 1st January 2014.

To calculate the road tax for your vehicle you can use the excel calculator here. Enter the CO2 emissions in the white box and multiply the figure in the top yellow box by the applicable € figure (.5, 3 or 8,) for a years tax, or use the figure in the bottom yellow box for 6 months tax.

Road Tax changes in 2014 including the special fee in Greek pdf click here.

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