The State Inspectorate has intensified its efforts in Dalmatia, leading to the closure of an illegal bungalow complex in Primošten. An unregistered catering facility with six mobile homes and one fixed building was shut down by the service for catering, tourism services, and residence/tourist tax of the Regional Office in Split. The facility was located on a hill amidst olive groves and vineyards in Primošten.
Following an inspection on October 4 and October 16, 2023, the Azalea Wine and Olive Hill catering facility was found to be conducting unregistered activities without proper legal documentation. As a result, the State Inspectorate issued an oral decision banning the activities and delivered a written dispatch of the decision to the party on October 18, 2023.
In addition to being shut down, the owners are required to return any illegally earned money from the past two years. An indictment was filed with the Municipal Misdemeanor Court in Šibenik for confiscation of property benefits acquired through the offense for 2022 and 2023. The decision on prohibition of activities was also sent to relevant authorities such as Tax Administration, Croatian Employment Service and Center for Social Welfare.
The owner of SPRING HARVEST doo is registered for real estate business with a Swedish citizen as owner. However, Mayor Stipe Petrina expressed lack of knowledge regarding case but acknowledged that if it’s found something then it cannot operate legally according to Morski portal .