A lot of foreigners don’t know this, but there is a waste collection fee that you have to pay in the Czech Republic. These are the most frequently asked questions:
How much do I have to pay?
CZK 670 per person and calendar year 2014
Who has to pay?
The City of Brno municipality is extending the waste collection fee to all residents – including foreigners – who stay here longer than three months, and all owners of property (flat, detached house, recreational building) with no person with registered stay. For example, if you own two flats and you are registered in one of them and there is no-one registered in the other flat, you pay once on the grounds of your stay in one of the flats and once on the grounds of the ownership of the flat with no one registered for the stay in the other flat. The decision is in accordance with Act no. 174/2012, which came into effect on 1.1.2013.
What if I arrived later in 2014?
Pay the appropriate share for the months you are staying. If you arrived later in 2014, pay for the rest of the year, ie. 670,- Kč divided by 12 multiplied by number of months remaining in 2014, including the month of arrival. You must register and pay the fee within 15 days after arrival or before the end of May.
I will be moving out before the end of the year. Can I pay less?
Generally, you are obliged to pay the full year in advance and before moving out you can claim money back for the remaining months. However, if you sent a hard copy of the registration form with the final date of your stay written in and wired proportional amount that would be accepted. This is not possible through the online form though.
We are living together with roommates. Do we have to pay for each one of us?
Yes, the fee is for each individual.
There are five of us in our family. How many people do I need to register and pay for?
The third and subsequent child under 15 years of age or under 26 when studying is not subject to the waste collection fee.
I am moving out but somebody is taking my room. Can I let the fee stand or do we have to cancel one and register the other? No. You should have your money for the rest of the year reimbursed and the new tenant should register.
What if I don’t pay?
You will be required to pay a fine up to three times the yearly fee; failure to pay can be enforced by seizure of your property.
When do I have to pay? You have to pay the fee before May 31st or within 15 days after moving in.
Where do I have to pay?
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 156304/5400, variable symbol is the payer’s birth identification number; IN CASH AT THE CASH OFFICE: Address of the cash office open all year round: Šumavská 33, building A, 9th floor. If you make a payment in cash at the cash office, you must know the given name, family name, place of residence and date of birth of all payers you make the payment for.
Mon: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. Wed: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Thu: 8 a.m. – 12 a.m and 1 p.m. – 2 p.m Fri: 8 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. The cash office at Malinovského náměstí 3 and the cash office on the ground floor at Šumavská 33 are open from March to May.
2) DUTY TO INFORM
The duty of the payer to report to the fee administrator the existence of facts resulting in the commencement, change or termination of the duty to pay or a right to exemption from the fee payment within 15 days of such a fact occurring is set for:
a) foreign nationals with a temporary stay in the city of Brno for a period longer than 3 months, form to be completed is provided here
b) all owners of buildings subject to fee payment, form to be completed is provided here
c) statutory representatives of under-aged payers who are exempt from the fee payment due to their placement in an institutional education or protective education facility or any other similar facility; the duty to inform may also be met by such facilities, form to be completed is provided here
d) statutory representatives of under-aged children in the event of the establishment or termination of the right to exemption of the third and more children living in the common household not reaching the age of 15 in the relevant calendar year, form to be completed is provided here
e) people paying the fee for several natural persons, the identification of the payers in the case of a single payment for more payers must be made not later than on the payment date. form to be completed is provided here