Cyprus, Nicosia

How to pay for parking in Northern Cyprus?

Updated: 3 months ago

In major cities of Northern Cyprus, there are paid parking zones. Let's take Nicosia as an example of how to pay for parking.

To pay for parking, you need to:

  1. Park your car within the designated markings;
  2. Approach the parking machine and pay for the desired number of minutes;
  3. Wait for the machine to issue a receipt with the end time of the parking;
  4. Place this receipt on the windshield.

Оплата парковки Северный Кипр

The paid parking zone is marked with a corresponding sign:

Оплата парковки Северный Кипр

The payment machine looks like this:

Оплата парковки Северный Кипр

Frequently Asked Questions about Parking in Northern Cyprus

How much does parking in the paid zone cost?

As of summer 2023, the cost of parking is as follows:

  • 0 - 30 minutes: 3 lira
  • 31 - 60 minutes: 5 lira
  • 61 - 90 minutes: 6 lira
  • 91 - 120 minutes: 8 lira

What is the fine for unpaid parking?

If you do not remove your car after the paid time has expired or if you do not pay for parking at all, you will be fined 5% of the minimum wage, which is 905 lira as of August 2023. You can learn about other fines at this link.

Is there free parking time?

Yes, from Monday to Saturday until 8 am and after 8 pm, as well as all day on Sunday, you can park for free in such places.

While paid parking areas are not extensively developed in the cities of Northern Cyprus, we urge you to comply with the rules for free parking and pay for the paid parking, as it helps maintain the roads. It is also recommended for car enthusiasts to subscribe to the following Telegram forums:

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