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Cyprus Business Permits - Display Of Advertisements

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Information on Cyprus law for the display of advertisements

Description

In order to display advertisements on any advertising board, erected by the Municipal/Community Council or under its initiative, in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a licence for the display of advertisements by the local Municipal or Community Council, within the boundaries of which the activity will take place.

Eligibility Criteria

There are no specific eligibility criteria. In case that the pursuit of the specific activity relates to the compliance with requirements provisioned by different legislation of the Republic of Cyprus, the local Municipal or Community Council assesses the fulfillment of those requirements.

Application Procedure

The application (Municipality and Community) for the Display of Advertisement can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the local Municipal Council or Community Council, depending on the location where the activity will take place. The application form may vary according to the local Community Council.

The application form (in two copies) should be accompanied by two copies of drawings of the advertising board on which the dimensions, type and design of the advertisement are indicated.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within four months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the licence fee, as determined by the Municipal or Community Council, according to the type, period, and size of the advertisement. The payment method is also determined by the local Municipal/Community Council.

Indicatively, the fees for the display of an advertisement, on a municipal advertising board are as follows:

up to 2 square meters the fee is approximately €17 and approximately €8.5 is charged for every additional m2 bigger than 2m2 for a period of up to one week;

up to 1square meter the fee is approximately €8.5 for a period of up to one week;

up to 0,5 square meter the fee is approximately €5 for a period of up to one week.

In parallel, indicatively, for the display of an advertisement, on a community’s advertising board, of up to 2m2, the fee is approximately €17 for a period of up to one week and approximately €1.7 is charged for every additional m2 beyond the 2 m2.

The duration of the licence is determined by the applicant and is subject to the approval of the local Municipal or Community Council. The licence is renewed by following the same procedure as described above.

Obligations and Supervision

Persons licensed to display advertisements, are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Display of Advertisements Law (Chapter 50), the Municipal Regulations, the Community Council’s Regulations, and the Road Safety Law 174/1986, as periodically amended.

Moreover, licensed persons are obliged to comply with the terms and conditions of the licence set by the Municipal or Community Council. Such conditions may relate to the size, type and place on the advertisement on the advertising board.

Authorized inspectors of the local Municipality or Community Council may, at any time, inspect the advertising board, for which the licence has been issued, in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the relevant Laws and Regulations as well as with the terms and conditions of the licence.

Other Associations

Outdoor Advertising Association

P.O Box 21657,

1511 Nicosia

Tel.: +357 22 66 51 02

Fax: +357 22 66 94 59

Cyprus Association of Professional Rural Advertising Contractors

38, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,

P.O.Box 21455,

1509 Nicosia

Tel.: +357 22889800

Fax : +357 22669048

Cyprus Advertisers Association

38, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,

P.O.Box 21455,

1509 Nicosia

Tel.: +357 22889800

Fax : +357 22669048

Cyprus Advertising & Communication Agencies Association

38, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,

P.O.Box 21455,

1509 Nicosia

Tel.: +357 22889800

Fax : +357 22669048

Source PSI

Last Updated 27 December 2016

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