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Operating a Public Weighbridge


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In order to operate a public weighbridge in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register the weighbridge as a public weighbridge at the Weights and Measures Service, of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry.

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The Controller of Weights and Measures grants a license to register a weighbridge as a public weighbridge only in cases where:

  • the interested applicant is an owner of a weighbridge. The term includes any authorized representative, manager supervisor or even tenant of a particular weighbridge who must submit all relevant information and give details for the public weighbridge intended to be registered;
  • the weighbridge has a verification certificate and also is labeled, in order to prove that it fulfills all the providences of the relative Weights and Measures Regulations.

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The application for registering a weighbridge as a public weighbridge (form TYPE ΙΓ), can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the competent authority:

Weights and Measures Service
Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry
6 Agiou Artemiou str, 2200 Geri, Nicosia
Tel: +357 22369844/ +357 22369846
Fax: +357 22369859
E-mail: lloizides@mcit.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mcit.gov.cy

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within 30 days from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted. Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the following fees to the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry:
  • €100,00 for issuing the registration certificate of a public weighbridge (cash or bank transfer).

The above certificate does not expire unless cancelled by the Controller.

Moreover, in cases where a weighbridge does not have a verification certificate, on the spot inspections are realized aiming to verify and label the weighbridge and also check whether it fulfils the providences of the relative Weights and Measures Regulations. The inspections are carried out by Weights and Measures Inspectors.

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In cases where the Certificate of registration of public weighbridge is been cancelled by the Controller of Weights and Measures, the public usage of the weighbridge is simultaneously terminated and the owner must remove the sign hanging on the wall, indicating the registered public weighbridge and its number.

The owner of a weighbridge has the responsibility to:
  • use and operate the public weighbridge according to the relevant Law of Weights and Measures;
  • print out the weight tickets (in three copies) in special form Type IE as defined in the relevant Weights and Measures Regulations;
  • deliver to the recipient of weighing service a copy of the above weight ticket;
  • maintain the initial of every weight ticket issued, bound in a book for at least one year, counting from the issue date of each weight ticket;
  • ensure that the weighbridge has a verification certificate and is labeled, in order to prove that it fulfills the providences of the relative Weights and Measures Regulations;
  • permanently hang up a sign "Registered Public Weighbridge No…" in a prominent position, written in letters of 100 millimeters (at least).


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