Change of Ownership
Are you entering a property or a new apartment? Have the tenants in the property changed? Are you leaving an apartment and interested in removing your name or closing up an account that is in your name?
According to the law, the obligation to pay municipal taxes falls upon the holder of the property. The term can include: the owners of the property and a renter whose rental agreement is for a period of no less than a year.
Notwithstanding, the obligation falls on the holder when the Municipality was given notice, in writing and in due time, of any change in the identity of the holder of the property. If no notice was submitted, the last holder registered at the Municipality and/or the property owners are obliged to pay the Arnona. Changing the registration at the Municipality does not entail payment and can be done online in Hebrew. Only a registered holder may apply for an Arnona discount or receive a regional parking permit.
In the case of any change of holders of the property, whether by sale, rent or change of flatmate, a written statement, including all the details of the change, must be passed to the Municipality as soon as possible.
Please note, If the holder who wants to be registered in the Arnona records (as a renter or an owner) is not a citizen of Israel, they must come to the Arnona offices with a valid passport and a valid visa, in addition to the required documents listed below.