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.
Sometimes it is unclear whether you have paid for parking, for example if:
- the parking attendant cannot see your parking receipt in your vehicle’s window;
- the parking period on the receipt has expired;
- you have not paid for your parking using a parking app;
- you have not registered your car’s registration number in the parking app.
You will then receive a notice to pay for parking, plus the penalty.
Do you disagree with a penalty and wish to challenge it? You can contact the municipality that issued it. The municipality will then inform you of the conditions under which the parking ticket was issued. The municipality will also explain what you must do if you have received a parking ticket, and how to challenge the penalty if you disagree.
This is how it works for you
Here is some information from your municipality.
Parking ticket, payment and objection
If you have not paid for parking, you will be charged a penalty. This is referred to as a parkeerbon (parking ticket). You receive this parking ticket from your municipality.
There are two types of parking fines. A fine for parking incorrectly and a fine for not paying or paying too little.
Not paid or underpaid?
Do you not pay or pay too little at a place where you have to pay? Then you will receive a parking fine. The parking fine (additional parking tax assessment) will be sent home within a few weeks. You can object to this. This can be done via the tax desk.
Parked wrong? More information via the CJIB
Do you park your car in a place where it is not allowed? Then you will receive a fine. You pay this to the Central Judicial Collection Agency (CJIB). This is outside the community. More information, including about objecting to this fine, can be found on the website of the CJIB.
The parking fine is € 72.90 plus the hourly rate that applies to the parking space.
You pay € 36 for the removal of a wheel clamp.
You pay € 182 for towing.
In addition, you pay € 15 per day that you do not collect your car.
When can I object?
You can object as soon as you have received the fine at home. To object, you need a copy of proof of payment, such as a parking ticket or bank statement. The municipality aims to handle your objection within 6 weeks.
Postponement of payment in the event of an objection?
Do you want a postponement of payment because you object? Please state this in your notice of objection. If no deferment of payment has been requested, the payment term will continue. Then make sure you pay on time. This way you avoid reminder costs. Has your objection been upheld? Then you will receive the overpaid amount back.
Questions about this topic?
Contact the Municipality of Hoorn