The Municipalities are granted the authority to collect the taxes mentioned in this section by the Law on Municipalities Law no. 111/85, with the exception of the cemetery fee, which is imposed based on the Law on Cemeteries (burial and exhumation) of 2004, Law No. 257(Ι)/2004.
Professional License fee
The Professional License Fee has been dropped for natural persons since 1.1.2003 and only applies to legal persons operating in the Strovolos area. The Professional License Fee is paid independently and in addition to the license for maintaining a professional establishment by a legal person, as mentioned in the section “Licenses”.
The imposition of the Professional License Fee for legal persons is based on criteria established by the law itself and classified into eleven (11) categories, with a maximum limit starting from €768 up to €5,125 a year, depending on the type of legal person related to the operation, capital share, number of employees, etc.
All taxpayers are notified of the Municipal Fee rate (usually in October) and the payment deadline is December 31st. After that day, payments will incur a surcharge of 10%.
Appeals can be submitted in writing at the Municipal Hall, Taxation Department (office 50) before the end of the payment deadline.
Legal persons entering into business or re-entering after a break should contact the Municipality within the preceding month to obtain the relevant license and to establish the fee due, which can be paid yearly (up to December 31st) or on a six-month basis (up to June 30th or December 31st, accordingly). For a period of six months the amount due is half the annual tax amount.
The Municipal Board has the right to increase the Professional License Fee each year by up to 14% of the fee of the previous year.
The Professional License Fee can be paid at the municipal cash desk by presenting your personal notification, at any Commercial Bank or through the Municipality’s website www.strovolos.org.cy before the end of the set payable date.
The Cemetery Fee was imposed in 2002 to cover the cost of land acquisition and the fencing cost for the new cemetery in the Nissou area. The tax was payable in two instalments, on July 31st and December 31st. After that date, there was a surcharge of 20%.
The performance fee is included in the price of the entrance ticket and amounts to 5% of the ticket price for 2020.
Property Ownership Fee
This fee is based on the value of the property which is located within the Municipality’s boundaries, as estimated by the Department of Lands and Surveys in prices of 2018.
The property ownership fee is 0.23 per mil on the estimated value of the properties.
Each year, the Municipality personally notifies every owner of the amount due for the current year as well as the deadline for payment. A relevant notification is also published in the Press.
A surcharge of 10% of the fee is added if the amount is not paid in time.
Not receiving a personal notification does not exempt anyone from the payment of the fee and those who do not receive one should contact the Municipality to take care of the debt in time and to confirm their postal address, which may not be entered correctly in the register.
It is necessary to present your personal notification at the cash desk when paying your fee or to state the owner’s ID number or to present the property’s registration certificate. By presenting the personal notification, the fee can be also paid at Commercial Banks or through the Municipality’s website (www.strovolos.org.cy) before the set payment deadline.
The fee is not applicable to places of worship, cemeteries, ancient monuments, listed buildings, property owned or used by a public charity foundation or belonging to a sports club (house, sports grounds), etc. Public property is also exempted, but in this case a proportional amount is paid in the form of a sponsorship against loss of earnings.
Waste collection fee
The fee consists of the payment for the service offered and is imposed on the holders of the premises, regardless of whether they are owners or not.
The law establishes a maximum limit for residences and for the various categories of professional establishment and each year the Municipal Board establishes the percentage increase in each case, based on specific criteria.
The law permits a maximum fee of €250 for every household. The Municipal Council has the authority to establish the fees for every year.
The Municipality of Strovolos, in the context of improving its social policy, has set the following amounts for the 2019 Refuse Collection Fee.
Citizens who fall into any of the following categories who have not been charged the amount stated below are kindly requested to submit to the Municipality an objection accompanied by the necessary certificates/documents and the “APPLICATION FORM”, which is attached, duly completed and signed at the Tax Department of the Municipality, until 31/1/2020 during the hours of 11:30-14:30.
It can also be submitted by fax to 22470550.
Objections that are not properly filled in and accompanied by all the required documents will not be accepted.
|Categories of Residences||Refuse Collection Fee 2019
|Documents/ Certificate(s) required
to file an objection
|Recipients of Guaranteed Minimum Income||71||A copy of the remittance statement for the Guaranteed Minimum Income|
|Persons with a disability over 70%||81||Disability ID and disability certificate|
|Persons with a disability below 70% and with an income below €17,000.00||81||
disability certificate and
certificate of remuneration
|Persons with a disability below 70% and with an income over €17,000.00||122|
|Empty residence – Houses||36||A copy of the Electricity Authority’s Cyprus (EAC) or Water Board annual statement
for bills without consumption (just fixed charge) or disconnection certificate.
|Empty residence – Flat||24|
|Refugee Housing Units – Single working occupant -(Owners/Tenants)||65|
|Single working occupant – Working Owner/Tenant (Houses-Flats)||137|
|Permanent residents abroad – Occasional residence||95|
|Single-parent families with income below €10,000.00 (Houses-Flats)||65||
Certificate of remuneration, Divorce and
Birth certificate(s) for children.
|Family Owners/Tenants (Houses-Flats)||173|
|Families with two unemployed persons – for a minimum of three months in the financial year||83||Social Security certificate or annual contribution statement|
|Families with one unemployed person – for a minimum of three months in the financial year||123|
|Refugee housing units – families||133|
|Refugee housing units families with four children or more||104||Identity card of relevant organisation|
|Families (Owners/Tenants) with four children or more (Houses-Flats)||123|
|Pensioners of Social Insurance – single person||36||Copy of identity card and monthly statement of pension remittance account for every pensioner living in the home.|
|Pensioners of Social Insurance – families (couple)||71|
|Pensioners ex government officers, ex semi-governmental officers, ex bank officers – single person||66|
|Pensioners ex government officers, ex semi-governmental officers, ex bank officers – families||102|
|Refugee housing units pensioners – Single person pensioner||13|
|Refugee housing units pensioners – Families (couple) pensioners||32|
|Pensioner single person – (75 years old and over) – With annual income below €10.000*||0|
|Pensioner Families (couples) – (75 years old and over) – With annual income below €18.000*||0|
- In cases where the house/apartment is occupied by the pensioners and children of the family, no deduction will apply.
- The pension amount shall include the amount of both pensioners. In the case of a family /couple they must be both pensioners.
- The municipality, where it is known, has charged the owners.
For further information and/or clarifications, you can call the numbers 22470384, 22470386, 22470387, 22470388 and 22470402 between the hours of 11:30-15:00.
To print the above table of Waste Collection Fee for residences for the year 2019, click here.
Each taxpayer is personally and promptly notified for the imposed fee, which must be paid by the date established by the Municipal Council and is written on the announcement. After that day, there is a surcharge of 10%.