Taxes and charges

  • Waste tax

    Every household in The Hague pays the waste tax. This tax covers the collection and processing of household waste.

  • Dog tax

    Do you have a dog? Then you must pay dog tax.

  • Property tax

    The Municipal Tax Department levies property tax (OZB) on all real estate in The Hague. This includes residential property and business premises.

  • Sewage charges for owners

    All owners of a property (such as a home or business premises) with a connection to the municipal sewage system must pay the sewage charges for owners.

  • Tourist tax

    You have to pay the tourist tax if you charge people for an overnight stay. This applies to people who live outside of The Hague.

  • Sewage charges for users

    Do you discharge more than 500 cubic metres (m3) of wastewater per year into the municipal sewage system? Then you must pay sewage costs for users.

  • Sufferance tax (mooring fee)

    Is your houseboat or commercial vessel docked in municipal waters? Then you will pay sufferance tax to the municipality. This is called a 'mooring fee'.

  • Harbour tax

    In order to use the harbour and quays with a boat or ship you will need to pay the harbour tax.