Useful Questions/Answers

Questions – Answers regarding the fees

There are two categories of fees:

(a) Sewage and rainwater drainage fees

Sewage and rainwater fees, according to current legislation, are imposed based on the latest general assessment of real estate, as it is registered or recorded in the books of the Department of Lands and Surveys, at a specific rate.

The drainage fees of the current year are here

For any clarifications regarding the estimated value of your property, you can contact the Pafos District Land Registry.

(b) System usage fees

The usage fees of the system are imposed in accordance with the relevant legislation, based on water consumption. The usage fee amounts to 0.50 cents per cubic meter of water and is imposed on every facility that is connected or should, according to the relevant notification issued by the Pafos Sewerage Board, be connected to the system. This fee is invoiced and collected either through the competent Water Supply Authority or through the Pafos Sewerage Board.

The sewerage fees are imposed based on their estimated value according to the Law on Sewerage Systems no. 1/1971 and the relevant Regulations (KDP 108/99) as amended to date.

According to the Legislation, the sewerage fees up until 2016 were imposed based on their estimated value at prices 1/1/1980. From 2017 to 2019, they were imposed based on the estimated value of the properties at prices 1/1/2013 and from 2020 onwards at prices 1/1/2018 as determined by the District Land Registry Office.

The usage fees of the system are imposed based on the above legislation.

According to the current legislation, the sewerage charges are made payable as soon as they are published in the Government Gazette and the local press, where the final payment date is also announced. Furthermore, the final payment date is also displayed on the bill statement sent by the Board, for the purpose of facilitating immovable property owners with the payment of the charges. The sewerage charges are annual. With regards to 2021, the final payment date is the 28/12/2021.

Sewerage charges payment methods

  1. a) At the S.B.P offices at Kinyra 23, Cosmos Court, 8011 Paphos, by cheque or credit card VISA/MASTERCARD/AMERICAN EXPRESS/UNIONPAY/JCB.
  2. b) By Post: by sending a crossed cheque payable to the “Sewerage Board of Paphos”. The telephone number, the customer number and the reference number should be clearly written on the back of the cheque or please enclose your bill’s counterfoil. The payment receipt will be sent by post at the postal address registered in the Board’s archives.

Please do not sent cash.

  1. c) Automatic settlement of bills through Banker’s order: Customers who wish to participate in the scheme should apply to the Sewerage Board of Paphos presenting the IBAN number and sign the necessary Direct Debit. According to the scheme, bill swill be submitted to the respective Bank for settlement. This authorization may be withdrawn or deferred by notifying the S.B.P in writing before the due date.
  2. d) Online through the Board’s website or through using your credit card.

Failure to pay within the specified deadline leads to the imposition of an additional charge of 5% on the amount due if the amount is paid within four months from the end of the last payment date, and 15% if paid after four months from the expiration (Article 30 of the Basic Law) and taking legal actions.

The Pafos Sewerage Board implements a fee settlement program in monthly instalments. Customers interested in applying this practice should contact the Board’s offices to determine the amount of installments and the first payment.

Questions – Answers regarding the Technical Services

You must apply for a construction permit to the Pafos Sewerage Board. The application can only be submitted electronically and must be accompanied by the necessary documents and plans.

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When the application verification process is completed and the construction permit is issued, which is sent electronically, the applicant builds the private sewer at his own expense based on the approved plans and the terms of the permit. The works are supervised by the applicant’s engineer and upon their completion he submits the project completion form to Pafos Sewerage Board. The consent for connection to the central sewerage system is then issued and sent electronically.

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Before any construction work, the applicant requests in writing from Pafos Sewerage Board to be indicated of the existing sewage system and the possible connection point. For any additional connection points required, the costs will have to be paid by the owners.

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There is the possibility of joint connection, through a connection point in the same spot, provided that the application will be signed by all co-owners. In case of connection of an estate through an adjacent plot, the written consent of the owner of the adjacent plot is required.