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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 fine or traffic fine

If you have not paid for parking, you will be charged a penalty. This is referred to as a parkeerbon (parking ticket) or parking fine. You receive this parking fine from your municipality. And you pay the fine to the municipality.

You may also be fined for a traffic violation (Wet Mulder, 'Mulder Act'). For example, for parking in a place where that is not allowed. You pay a traffic fine to the Centraal Justitieel Incassobureau - CJIB ('Central Judicial Collection Agency').

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Nijmegen

Last updated on 22 September 2022