In order to operate a luna park or other recreational place with electric or Electronic games in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain a licence by the Municipal or Community Council, within the boundaries of which the activity will take place.
In case that, the pursuing 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, such as:
On site inspections are carried out, by authorised inspectors of the Municipality/Community Council, in cooperation with authorised inspectors of other related departments, in order to ensure that all the prerequisites are met.
The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation 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. The amount and method of payment is determined by the local Municipal or Community Council, according to the duration of the licence.
Indicatively, the licence fee in a Community does not exceed €85,43 for only one performance, €170,86 for a period of one week, and € 341.72 for a period of one month.
The license is provided for one performance or for a duration not exceeding three years. The licence is renewed by following the same procedure as described above.
Obligations and Supervision
Persons licensed to operate a luna park or other recreational place with electric or electronic games, are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Municipalities Law of 1985 (article 112-117) or the Communities Law of 1999 (article 93-97), and relevant regulations, as periodically amended, as well as with the terms and conditions of the licence set by the local Municipal or Community Council.
Authorized inspectors of the local Municipality or Community Council (depending on the boundaries of which the activity will take place) and authorised inspectors of other related departments may, at any time, enter the premises, for which the licence has been issued, in order to ensure the premises are suitable and safe for public use. The Municipality or Community Council may impose any special conditions or measures to be undertaken that may be deemed necessary for the public safety.