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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.

Sometimes it is unclear whether you have paid for parking, for example if:

  • the parking attendant cannot see your parking receipt in your vehicle’s window;
  • the parking period on the receipt has expired;
  • you have not paid for your parking using a parking app;
  • you have not registered your car’s registration number in the parking app.

You will then receive a notice to pay for parking, plus the penalty.

Do you disagree with a penalty and wish to challenge it? You can contact the municipality that issued it.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Parking fine

If you have not paid (enough) for parking your car in Maastricht, you will be charged a penalty. This is referred to as a parkeerbon (parking ticket / penalty charge notice). You receive the parking ticket from the municipality.

The amount of a parking ticket is €69.30 (rate 2023). The applicable parking fee for 1 hour at the parking location is added to this.


You can pay the parking ticket by transferring the money to the municipality. Please use the details below.

* Account name: Gemeente Maastricht - V&L
* Account number: NL 66 BNGH 02 850 49 186
* Payment description or reference: the licence plate number or payment reference stated on the parking ticket

The municipality will send the parking ticket to the vehicle's license plate holder as soon as possible.

The parking ticket shows the payment deadline. We will take further collection measures (after-tax) if you do not pay on time.

You can challenge your parking ticket if you feel that the ticket was incorrectly issued. You must do so within 6 weeks.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Maastricht

Last updated on 22 September 2022