Citizen’s Service Bureau

Citizen’s Service Bureau Officer: Constantinos Papageorgiou, tel. no: 22470470

  • Receives complaints from the public and facilitates solutions
  • Issues or renews dog ownership licences
  • Receives documents for tenders
  • Receives construction license / Land division / Approval certificates
  • Provides general information

Mayor’s Office

Andreas Papacharalambous, Mayor, Telephone: 22 470301, Fax: 22 470400

Deputy General Secretary’s Office

Deputy General Secretary (Municipal Engineer/Head of department): Giorgos Christodoulou, tel. no.: 22470303

Administration and Personnel Department

Head of the department: George Christodoulou, tel. no. 22470329

  • Public relations
  • Sports centres
  • Library
  • Traffic wardens
  • Road lighting
  • Permanent property seizure by the government and temporary property seizure by the government, in emergency situations
  • Publishing of the municipality newspaper
  • Civil weddings
  • Main archives
  • Human resources

Finance Department

Head of department: Michalis Anastasiades, tel. no.: 22470314

  • Financial management of the Municipality
  • Tenders office
  • Accounting
  • Warehouses
  • Tax collection
  • Cash desk

Technical Department

Land Division and Building Permits

Head of sector: Anna Karydes, tel. no: 22470332

  • Supervision of works for land division
  • Examination of longitudinal section plans
  • Licences of operation eateries, bars, cafes, etc.
  • Examination of application forms that concern:
    Construction licences
    Licences for division of buildings
    Licences for division of land
    Issue of approval certificates
    Licences for gas stations
    Licences for installation of advertisement billboards
    Lease/exchange/relinquishment of government land
  • Urban planning issues – Urban plan of Nicosia

Construction and Maintenance

Head of sector: Neofytos Christodoulides, tel. no: 22470333

  • Planning/Execution and supervision of civil engineering
  • Administration of contracts that concern road works, sidewalk repair, improvement of the road network
  • Traffic issues / Road safety
  • Supervision of works carried out based on article 17 of the law (Chapter 96)
  • Supervision of works

Environmental Development Department

Deputy Head of department: Anna Pantopiou (Health, Safety and Quality Officer), tel. no: 22 470 313

  • Growth and maintenance of green areas
  • Creation of green areas and playgrounds
  • Creation of new parks

Public Health and Sanitation Department

Senior Health Inspector A’: George Polycarpou, tel. no: 22470353

  • Preventative measures to maintain public health
  • Enforcement of regulations for hygiene purposes in restaurants, food sales shops, markets, butcheries and hypermarkets
  • Swimming pool control
  • General hygiene of the city
  • Identification and elimination of nuisances caused by various waste, construction material or abandoned cars)
  • Extermination of insects and rodents
  • Collection and management of garbage
  • Vehicle maintenance

Cultural Affairs Sector

Municipal Officer for cultural affairs: Irene Violari, tel. no.: 22470450

  • Organizes cultural, social and other events of the Municipality
  • Responsible for the operation of the municipal choir and the theatrical workshop

Traffic Wardens

The offences for which a fine can be imposed are defined by the laws concerning the extrajudicial arrangement for offences, from 1997-2002. The amount of the fine varies according to the offence, ranging from € 8,00 to € 85,00. The following are also included:
  • Several violations of the legal regulations concerning vehicles and traffic as well as the municipal regulations for traffic, like:
Description

Fine

Obstruction of circulation 50,00
Parking on the sidewalk 85,00
Violation of a traffic sign-Single yellow line 50,00
Parking on a double yellow line 65,00
Parking on a pedestrian crossing 85,00
Parking at a bus stop 85,00
Violation of a traffic sign-Parking at a stop sign 25,00
Parking in a lane of the opposite direction 85,00
Parking in a dangerous spot 25,00
Parking a short distance from a corner 85,00
Parking a short distance from the traffic lights 85,00
Parking at a metre after the expiration of the designated time 8,00
Parking at a metre without paying 8,00
Parking in a municipal parking spot violating a traffic sign-double yellow line 8,00
Parking in a municipal parking spot without paying the designated fee 8,00
Obstruction of passage 8,00
Violation of traffic sign-Stop and park 25,00
Parking in a municipal parking spot violating a traffic sign-only handicapped vehicles 8,00
Violation of traffic sign-handicapped vehicle spot 25,00
Violation of traffic sign-Parking for only sixty minutes 25,00
Violation of traffic sign-Parking for only thirty minutes 25,00
  • the obstruction of the free circulation of vehicles in any way, e.g. by placing different objects, material, products in the street,
  • polluting in any way, e.g. with garbage, dirty water in a public or private area,
  • causing damage to a street or a sidewalk,
  • owning a dog without license or one that causes noise pollution,
  • placing a sign of advertisement without license or by violating the requisites for a license,
  • street vending without license.

Applying the above provisions is the authority of the police. For violations specified by the City Council based on the law concerning the municipalities, such authority is given (and it has been given) to the municipal traffic wardens as well as to other authorized persons.
For each charge a notification is issued, which describes the violation and indicates the amount of the fine and the location for its payment.
For some violations of the traffic regulations the points of penalty are also indicated.
If the fine is not paid within 15 days from the date of the charge, the fine is raised by half and must be paid within the next 15 days.
Court measures are taken if the fine and the extra charge are not paid within 30 days from the day of the charge. (The charge date is considered to be the date of issue of the notification, which can be up to 45 days after the date of committing the offence).
The fines imposed from a police officer for offences committed within the boundaries of the Municipality based on the regulations regarding vehicles and traffic, as well as the fined imposed from a municipal traffic warden or other authorized person by the Municipality, are paid to the Municipality.
The imposition and payment of a fine is not a conviction. The court, though, takes the fact into consideration during the determination of the penalty in relation with other similar offences committed by the same person.