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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:

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.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Hoorn

Last updated on 22 September 2022