Road Tax in Cyprus [A Detailed Guide]

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Cyprus Road Tax

This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2023

Do you pay road tax in Cyprus?

Yes, you have to pay road tax in Cyprus. Road tax is payable for all vehicles in Cyprus. Today in this article, we are going to learn in detail about Cyprus Road Tax.

You can click the links below to learn about different cities in Cyprus.

How is road tax calculated?

Road tax in Cyprus is calculated depending on multiple factors.

  • Engine size
  • Vehicle Age
  • Vehicle Weight
  • Type of Fuel it uses
  • CO2 emission

How much is road tax in Cyprus?

Road tax in Cyprus is calculated mainly by its engine size and its capacity. If your car has an engine capacity of 1450 cubic centimeters (cc) and below, you will have to pay 0.04272 € per cc.

Look at the table below to have a better understanding. These Road tax rates are applicable to vehicles registered before January 1, 2014.

Engine Capacity (cc)€ per cc
Up to 1450 0.04272 €
1451-1650 0.05980 €
1651-2050 0.11960 €
2051-2250 0.14523 €
2251-2650 0.19649 €
2651 and more 0.19649 €

To calculate the road tax amount for your vehicle, multiply the engine capacity (cc) by the tax rate corresponding to the required category.

For example:
If your car has an engine capacity (cc) of 1500 cc, you will have to pay 1500 X 0.05980 € = 89.7 €.

Flat Rate Road Tax in Cyprus

ClassificationModel YearPost March 2019 TaxFuel
2005-2009 600 €Diesel
Euro42005-2009300 €Petrol
Euro5 (a/b)2009-2014250 €Diesel
Euro5 (a/b)2009-2014100 €Petrol
Euro62014-20180 €Diesel
Euro62014-20180 €Petrol

CO2-Based Road Tax in Cyprus

Road tax has been increased for passenger vehicles with high CO2 emissions, as well as for newly registered passenger vehicles and vans according to their age.

The cost of the Circulation License for these two categories of vehicles is calculated based on the amount of CO2 emissions (g/km) and constitutes. The cost of an annual Circulation License cannot exceed 1,500 Euro (maximum tax amount).

CO2 (gr/km)Post 2019 Tax
0.50 €
121-1503 €
151-1806 €
181+12 €

When was the last date to pay road tax in Cyprus for 2022?

Road tax can be renewed for three, six, nine, or 12 months (1 January to 31 December). The last date for Cyprus Road Tax 2022 renewal without paying a fine was 11th March 2021. After this date vehicle owners who have not renewed their road tax will be charged 10 euros and an additional 10% of the amount due for the year.

All vehicle owners who had renewed their road tax in 2022 but do not intend to do so for 2023 must notify the department that they are immobilizing their vehicle by completing the relevant form.

What proof do you need to pay road tax in Cyprus?

The proof of payment of road tax in Cyprus is a road license, which indicates the date of its issue and the month of expiry.

Road License Proof to pay Road Tax in Cyprus

What documents are 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 center issues the certificate and the system is updated.

How do you pay tax in Cyprus?

Where do you pay road tax in Cyprus?

You can pay the road tax in Cyprus online via the JCC payment site (click here), from commercial banks, at the citizen’s service center, district post office, and headquarter of the Road Transportation Department.

Here are the contact details of the Department of Road Transport:

Location (Nicosia)
AddressVasileos Pavlou 27,
2412 Egkomi

How much does it cost to register a car in Cyprus?

How to register a car in Cyprus

It takes around 150 Euro to register a car in Cyprus. The registration process should take around two to three days. You can do the car registration yourself, or you can take help from agents. They may charge around 40 Euro for their services.

For your information, if your vehicle is more than 25 years old, you may be able to register it as a vintage vehicle.

How do I check my MOT in Cyprus?

You can check your MOT in Cyprus by visiting the local road transportation department. You need to provide them with the registration number of your vehicle. The МОТ test is held to make sure that a vehicle is safe to use on the roads of the Republic of Cyprus.

Can I SORN my car in Cyprus?

Yes, you can SORN your car in Cyprus. Cyprus SORN is known as TOM12. It is legal to own a registered vehicle that is untaxed and uninsured as long as it is off-road. If you are not going to use your car, you can obtain a rebate of some of the road tax unused during your absence or delay having to renew your road tax.

Here is what the TOM12 form looks like:

Can I SORN my car in Cyprus

How much does MOT cost in Cyprus?

MOT costs 35.25 Euro in Cyprus. It must be paid in the same station where the inspection will take place. Results of the test are electronically transmitted to the Department of Transport. Once a test is completed successfully, the vehicle testing station issues the certificate. If the car does not pass the MOT, they will be told what issues the vehicle has and need to be fixed in order to pass. It must be repaired and passed for inspection again. Each repeated inspection costs an additional €10.

How much does an MOT last in Cyprus?

The MOT lasts in Cyprus for 2 years from the date of issue. If your vehicle does not have a valid vehicle test certificate the road tax becomes invalid. The test is automatically performed by a computer diagnostic, and only takes about 30 minutes.

In the event that your MOT has expired, you won’t be able to renew your road tax. The details of your vehicle’s MOT are entered into the Road Transport Department’s database, and if it has expired, the road tax is considered invalid regardless of its expiry date.

Can I continue to display my UK/USA plates?

No, you cannot do so. You are required to replace your UK/USA plates with Cyprus registration plates bearing the registration number on your new Cypriot logbook.

How often do I have to pay the registration fee and road tax in Cyprus?

The registration fee is a one-off fee, payable on first registration in Cyprus. Road tax is renewable on a six-monthly or annual basis.

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