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Paying parking tax

Parking your car or other vehicle is not free everywhere and at all times in the Netherlands. In some areas and at certain times you have to pay for parking. By paying for parking you also pay parking tax (parkeerbelasting). If you do not pay for parking where and when necessary you will be charged a penalty. This penalty is called a parking ticket (parkeerbon). If you disagree with the penalty you can challenge it with the municipality.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:
Parking in the municipality of Groningen is in large parts paid. You must then pay parking tax or have a parking permit. You can pay the parking tax at a parking meter or parking app. If you have not paid parking tax or have a parking permit, you will receive an additional assessment for parking tax (parking fine). This is collected by the Noordelijk Belastingkantoor (Northern Tax Office).

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Groningen

Last updated on 22 September 2022