Licence for the Utilization of Loudspeakers in Events
In order to utilize loudspeakers/jukebox in events in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to obtain the licence for the utilization of loudspeakers by the District Officer or an authorized person by the District Officer.
Who is Eligible
Every physical person or legal entity can get permission to utilize loudspeakers provided that he/she applies to his/her local District Administration Office and obtain the above-mentioned licence at least 15 days prior to the date of the event.
Where to Apply
The application for the utilization of loudspeakers can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or you can contact directly the local District Administration Office:
District Administration Nicosia
Alkaiou 2, 1458 Nicosia
Tel.: +357 22804304
Fax: + 357 22804314
District Administration Limassol
P.O.Box 56062, 3304 Limassol
Tel.: +357 25806500
Fax: +357 25305027
District Administration Larnaca
P.O.Box 40103, 6301 Larnaca
Tel.: +357 24805152
Fax.: +357 24304635
District Administration Paphos
Nikodimou Milona 5,
Tel.: +357 26801107
Fax.: +357 26306251
District Administration Famagusta
P.O.Box 33130, 5311 Paralimni
Tel.: +357 23812070
Fax.: +357 23827735
Which Certificates must be Submitted
There is no requirement for accompanying documents.
Fees Applicable & How to Pay
There are no fees applicable.
The applicant is notified of the authorisation decision in due time before the event.
Licence Validity Period
The licence is valid only for the duration of the event.
Dispute with the Competent Authority's Decision
How to File an Administrative Action
Administrative Action against a Competent Authority’s Decision
Any person may file an Administrative Action at the Administrative Court against a decision, act, or omission of any competent authority or body.
Pursuant to Article 146 of the Constitution, an Administrative Action may be lodged within 75 days from the date of the decision or act or omission or from the day when such decision or act or omission was notified to the applicant.
The Administrative Court acts as a cassation Court and not as a substantive Court. In other words, the Administrative Court may:
I. Dismiss the Administrative Action
II. Annul wholly or partially the contested decision or act
III. Compel the relevant authority or body to take a certain action
After a decision is annulled, the authority and/or public body must reverse things back to the state prior to when the concerned decision and/or act was executed and reexamine.
How to Appeal
An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such a decision was given.
At the Supreme Court (Court of Appeal Section) hearing, the contested issue of the appeal remains the legality of the decision or act already adjudicated. However, such a revision of the legality of the decision or act is solely examined on the matters and the extent that the two parties have limited the reasons in the relevant notice of appeal.
The decision adopted by the Supreme Court is considered final in relation to the matter that has been judged.
Legislation & Obligations
Which Laws and Regulations Apply
What are my Obligations
With regards to the use of sound-enhancing instruments for events in public places or near public places:
No person shall use or operate or cause or permit any other person to use or operate any loudspeaker, megaphone, amplifier or other instrument automatically, mechanically or electrically amplifying or transmitting amplified sound:
- In any public place or;
- In any other place in such manner or circumstances that the sound so amplified is audible in any public place.
Save under a permit issued by the District Officer or such person as the District Officer may authorize on that behalf and in accordance with such conditions as may be attached to such permit.
The Police is responsible for the inspection of premises and for the general implementation of the above mentioned legal provisions.