Unpaid Parking Fees Exceed Vehicle Values

The Bali Airport Authority has identified at least 100 abandoned motorcycles at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport parking area. 

As reported by NusaBali.com, some of the “abandoned” motorcycles have been parked for as long as seven years. The Airport calculates that unpaid parking fees for at least one vehicle amount to Rp. 74 million.

The interim general manager of Angkasa Pura I at the Airport, Iwan Novi, said the abandoned motorcycles are parked in the three-story parking ramp located north of the main terminal. In all, there are 103 abandoned vehicles, 3 of which are four-wheeled sedans.

“Counting through October 2023, there are around 100 motorcycles their owners have not collected. Moreover, some abandoned motorcycles have been in the parking lot for seven years. There are also three abandoned sedans, down from the previous 4. One car was collected by its owner in March of 2022 when outstanding parking fees were paid,” said Novi on 04 December 2023, 

The vehicles parked in the facility have been unclaimed for three months to 7 years. Iwan Novi said that one vehicle parked on 05 July 2016 now owes unpaid parking fees of around Rp. 74 million. Airport authorities are coordinating with police and the high courts to trace the actual ownership of the parked vehicles.

Iwan Novi revealed that there is a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Angkasa Pura and the Chief Prosecutor’s Office to dispose of the abandoned vehicles. People who have a missing vehicle are urged to contact the Angkasa Pura Support Team to check if their missing motorcycle might be among those parked at the Airport.

The cost of leaving a motorcycle overnight at Bali’s Airport is Rp. 16,000 per day from 2016 through 2021. In 2021, the daily parking fee increased to Rp. 28,000 per day.

This extrapolates to an annual parking fee before 2021 of Rp. 5,840,000, while the annual 2021/2022/2023 parking fee is Rp. 10,220,000. 

The unpaid parking fees plus unpaid annual road tax fees mean most of the parked motorcycles now owe the Airport and provincial tax authorities amounts that far exceed any commercial value of the abandoned and derelict vehicles.

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