Penalties for Owners of Remaining ATMs in Dubrovnik Old City

Lauren Simmonds

After the large amount of ATMs being placed in the city’s historic core began to draw complaints from Dubrovnik’s residents, the city took action to see the machines removed from the old city, claiming that they deface the appearance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As Morski writes on the 19th of Augusy, 2019, seven facilities in the historic core of the City of Dubrovnik have been issued fines of as much as 10,000 kuna after the administrative decision was to remove the installed ATMs from the openings of these historic buildings.

After the initial payment deadlines have expired, and if the facilities who have failed to comply do not remove the ATMs from their buildings, a new enforcement order will see them issued with a fine, with an amount twice as high each time (20,000 kuna, then 40,000 kuna, then as much as 80,000 kuna, and so on…) these fines will continue and can even reach a staggering million kuna.

In the meantime, the local authorities in Croatia’s southernmost city will seek out and penalise violators by issuing mandatory misdemeanor warrants, in the amount of as much as 10,000 kuna a day for some.

The City of Dubrovnik has made sure to remind us of the fact that users of the Široka street (ulica) premises, who also received an ATM removal order, removed the disputed ATMs themselves before reaching the deadline last week and thus avoided paying such high fines as a punishment.

Amendments which took place and as such allowed the City of Dubrovnik a mandate to ban the installation of ATMs and other such devices on the openings of the buildings located within the city’s beautiful historic core, made Dubrovnik the first Croatian city to regulate the issue of ATMs in order to protect UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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