Weigher of a Public Weighbridge

Last Update on 30/09/2020

Weigher of a Public Weighbridge

General Information

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

The Controller of Weights and Measures grants a certificate of registration of a weigher of a public weighbridge only in cases where:

  • The interested applicant has the capability to carry out public weighbridge duties according to the relevant Weights and Measures Regulations.

The application for the weigher of a public weighbridge, 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

  1. There are is no requirement for accompanying certificates to be submitted with the application.

Upon approval, the applicant needs to pay the following fees to the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry:

  • €100,00 for registration (cash or bank transfer).

Under certain circumstances and when judged necessary by the Controller of Weights and Measures, an inspection is carried out in order to verify the capabilities of the applicant in carrying out his/her duties as a weigher of public weighbridge, according to the relevant Regulations.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within 30 days from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

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

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.

Appeal Information

An Appeal may be filed against the Administrative Court’s first-instance decision within a period of 42 days from the date such 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 for. However, such 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.

The obligations of the weigher of a public weighbridge are to:

  • Print (in three copies) the weight tickets in a specific document according to the relative Regulations;
  • Deliver a copy of the above document to the recipient of the service;
  • Keep a record book of the weight tickets for at least one year counting from the issue date of each ticket;
  • In case of a disagreement, the interested applicant can send to the Minister a written application (within 15 days from the day the Weights and Measures Controller or Inspector notifies the applicant of the decision). The procedure followed depends on the Minister’s reply to the interested applicant. If the applicant is not satisfied by this decision then he/she can resort to the Court.

Under certain circumstances and when judged necessary by the Controller of Weights and Measures, an inspection is carried out in order to verify the capabilities of the applicant in carrying out his/her duties as a weigher of public weighbridge, according to the relevant Regulations.