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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

When you park your vehicle on the street (in the city centre and some neighbourhoods), you have to pay parking tax. You then pay for parking via a parking meter, a parking app or your mobile phone number.  


At the places where you must pay parking tax, we check whether parking tax has actually been paid for parked vehicles. This is done by the parking inspectors of the City Supervision Department. During the check they also use a scanning car.

Does the inspector find that you have paid too little or no parking tax? Then he/she registers this. The inspector does not leave a ticket under the windshield wiper of the car. Has the inspector registered your vehicle? Then you will receive an additional parking tax assessment (also called a parking fine). You will usually receive this assessment by mail within 1 to 2 weeks.


You must pay the additional parking tax assessment within 6 weeks of receiving it. Our account number is NL33 ABNA 0885 4086 91 in the name of Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch. With your payment, please mention the assessment number & license plate number as reference.

Parking tax retrospective assessment

Did the inspector register your vehicle? Then you will receive an additional parking tax assessment (also known as a parking fine). You will usually receive this assessment by mail within 1 to 2 weeks.

Filing an objection

Do you disagree with an additional parking tax assessment? If so, you can submit an objection within six weeks. This can be done by writing a letter of objection. Sign your letter and send it by post to Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch, City Supervision Department, P.O. Box 12345, 5200 GZ, 's-Hertogenbosch.  

For parking tax, you will not get a postponement of payment. Even if you object, you must pay the assessment within six weeks of receiving it. Do we declare your objection well-founded? Then we will refund the excess amount paid.  

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch by telephone or WhatsApp +31 73 615 51 55 or send an e-mail using the digital contact form.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch

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Last updated on 22 September 2022