Brno city waste collection fee 2013

The City of Brno municipality is extending the waste collection fee to all residents –  including foreigners – who stay here longer than three months. The decision is in accordance with Act no. 174/2012, which came into effect on 1.1.2013.

The official notice on the waste collection fee in 2013 (Brno municipality)

The responsibility to pay the fee is placed on individual residents, not your landlord / property owner. If you agreed that utilities are included in your rent, ask your landlord if he/she has paid it in full (it was raised this year). If not, you can follow the easy instructions below. You have to pay the fee before May 31st or within 15 days after moving in.

1.
Register on the online form if you arrived in 2013. Residents arriving before that should be already in the registry reported by Foreign Police. You can check your record at 542 174 307 or 542 174 310 or odpady@brno.cz

The online form is in Czech but the English translation is accessible on the official notice linked above.
As for the final line of the form: Datum vzniku poplatkove povinnosti – Date of the commencement – fill in 1.1.2013 or date of your moving in if later.

2.
Pay online in benefit of account no. 156304/5400, with your birth identification number (Issued by the Czech Immigration office) or your birth date (ddmmyyyy) as the identification symbol.
OR
Pay in cash on Šumavská 33, building A, 9th floor.

The waste collection fee in 2013 is set on 675,- per year.

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Frequently asked questions:

Is my landlord paying the waste collection fee for me?
You have to ask him/her. But probably not. This is a new requirement from the beginning of 2013 and property owners are not familiar with it yet.

What if I arrived later in 2013?
Pay the appropriate share for the months you are staying. If you arrived later in 2013, pay for the rest of the year , ie. 675,- Kč divided by 12 multiplied by number of months remaining in 2013, 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.

Do I have to de-register when leaving from Brno or not staying in a following year?
Yes. Otherwise you would be expected to pay onward and your debt would be rising.

How do I de-register / check out?
Print out following letter, sign and send a hardcopy to Šumavska 33, Brno 60200 or scan to odpady@brno.cz with subject: Odhlášení cizince

Name, Surname, Date of birth (DD.MM.YYYY)
– Address in Brno:
– Beginning of stay:
– End of stay:
– Asking for return of overpayment:
Žádám o vrácení přeplatku na č.účtu:  #bank account number#, který mi vznikl ukončením pobytu v Brně.
!Only for Czech bank accounts. If foreign, visit the office in person!
– Signature

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.

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29 Comments

  1. Max

    much better information than what my company just sent us about this 🙂 I had to come back here to understand it…

  2. Monika

    I just called municipality of Brno and they told me all students have to pay even if they are younger 26 years, so please remove this information as it´s not correct.

  3. JAN

    Hi Monika,

    thanks for your comment.
    As it is stated in a question for a large family:
    “The third and subsequent child under 15 years of age or student under 26 is not subject to the waste collection fee.”
    i.e.
    Children or students under 26 in family with more than three children don’t have to pay.

    Students living away from the family have to pay.

  4. Yuliya

    Hello,

    Does this obligation also include nearest villages around Brno?

  5. JAN

    Hello Yuliya,

    the regulation explained here is just for the city of Brno. For the local regulation of the waste fee contact your village municipality.

    This map gives you an idea about the city borders:
    http://www.brno.cz/sprava-mesta/mestske-casti/

  6. Adina

    Hello. I am not sure we registered at the foreign police. We are working here for aprox 3 years and assumed that the employer did that 🙂 (i will check on Monday by calling them). Can we pay anyway the tax?
    If I pay from my bank account should i but the date of birth like identification in the field ‘Information for payee’?

    Thank you.

  7. Jan Kopkáš

    Hi Adina,

    you can easily register with the Foreign police but don’t tell them you have been here for three years already. Just say you arrived last month only 🙂
    You don’t have to be registered first with the Foreign police to pay the fee. That’s why there is the register online form.
    When wiring the money, write down your birth date in the format DDMMYYYY as your “specificky symbol” – indentification number.

  8. lampros

    Hello,

    since we pay online the fee, should we inform the tax administrator somehow? moreover, what if we leave CZ before the end of 2013, should we check out and how this happens? if we don’t check out, the tax (if any)remains under our responsibility for the ongoing years ( 2014+) ?

  9. Jan Kopkáš

    Hello Iampros,

    you don’t inform a tax office. This is just between the municipality and you.

    If you paied for the full year and moving out before the end of the year. Follow the section I have edited above:

    How do I de-register / check out?
    Print out following letter, sign and send a hardcopy to Šumavska 33, Brno 60200 or scan to odpady@brno.cz with subject: Odhlášení cizince

    Name, Surname, Date of birth (DD.MM.YYYY)
    – Address in Brno:
    – Beginning of stay:
    – End of stay:
    – Asking for return of overpayment:
    Žádám o vrácení přeplatku na č.účtu: #bank account number#, který mi vznikl ukončením pobytu v Brně.
    !Only for Czech bank accounts. If foreign, visit the office in person!
    – Signature

    And yes, you have to deregister, otherwise your debt in following year(s) is rising.

    Jan

  10. niyk

    Hi Jan,

    I’m gonna pay the waste fee now. Am i supposed to inform the municipality If I do change the accommodation within Brno till the end of 2013?

    thnx

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Yes, you have to report the change of your address.
      JK

  11. Mladen Krepiev

    Dear,

    I would like to pay the waste collection fee for 2013

    1.I am registered with the Immigration Office of the Ministry of Interior ( I already live in Czech Republic for 6 years). – So, I suppose that I have to skip this step.

    2. I will pay the fee to the shown account.

    3. MY QUESTION IS: AFTER PAYMENT,SHOULD I HAVE TO SEND CONFIRMATION FOR THE PAYMENT TO THE MUNICIPALITY?

    Thank you…Mladen

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Hello Mladen,

      1. You most probably will be already in the database.
      2. Pay the fee and keep the payment receipt or the bank statement.
      3. You don’t have to inform the municipality anymore.

  12. William Gates

    I need an official invoice for this expense . How I can obtain it and from where ?

  13. Jan Kopkáš

    Hello William,

    I have asked at the city hall and found out that:
    a) there cannot be invoice issued since this is a public notice and the amount is the same for everyone
    b) after paying cash at Sumavska 33 you can get a pay slip as a proof of the payment (make sure to bring your residence documents)
    c) the fee cannot be counted as a business expense (in case this was why you asked)

  14. Kasim

    I arrived in Brno on April 22, and registered on May 20, do I have to pay the whole fee for one year?

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Hello Kasim,

      read above:
      What if I arrived later in 2013?
      Pay the appropriate share for the months you are staying. If you arrived later in 2013, pay for the rest of the year , ie. 675,- Kč divided by 12 multiplied by number of months remaining in 2013, including the month of arrival. You must register and pay the fee within 15 days after arrival or before the end of May.

  15. bizrt

    How the municipality will know if i am here more than 3months if i am not registered in the foreign police and foreign office for temporary-residence?

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      They won’t find out unless somebody (landlord, neighbour, flatmate) reports you. Furthermore, you are obliged to register with the foreign police within 30 days (if from EU) or 3 days (out of EU) upon your arrival. Not to do so might give you a fine up to 3.000czk when first checked by any policeman.

  16. Aurel

    Hi all,

    I came to Brno last year in October and am from Slovakia.
    I am not registered at the foreigners office.
    Q1: Do I have to register myself?
    Q2: Do I have to pay an extra fee due late registration?

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Hello Aurel,

      are you asking if you should register with the Foreign police (Cizinecká policie)?
      Read on here: http://www.brnoexpatcentre.eu/services/obligation-to-register/
      Q1: Yes
      Q2: You may be fined up to 3.000,- (but there is no way to find out when did you arrive. you may say you arrived just couple weeks ago…)

  17. Lana

    Hello, Jan!

    I’m a student and till 30.04.2013 lived in dormitory. As I know, in this case tax are paid by dormitory. But I moved out, so since 1.05 Im renting a flat. Not sure, if I registered there with new address as I report my address change only on 22th of May.

    What would you recommend me in this case? How much should I pay? If to pay at all..
    Thank you very much for help!

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Hi Lana,

      you should pay for the time you live at your new address – from beginning of May – for 8 months 450,-.
      How to do that is described in the article above.

      1. Lana

        Thank you very much for such a quick reply!=)

    2. Mihai Mureșan

      Hi Lana,

      can I ask you in what dormitory you lived? Because I was told they do not have any contract with the waste collectors.

  18. Ric

    Hi Jan, how much do I need to pay if I’m late and I will pay today 3rd of June?

    Thank you

    1. Jan Kopkáš

      Hey Ric, 675 : 12 x 7 = 394,-

      1. Ric

        Jan, I mean if is there any penality if I will pay after the terms of 31/05/2013

        1. Jan Kopkáš

          …not for now 🙂

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