Brno city waste collection fee 2014

The City of Brno municipality has extanded 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 2014 (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. If not, you can follow the easy instructions below. You have to pay the fee before May 31st or within 15 days after the date of commencement of the the waste collection fee duty (ie. three months after your arrival).

1.
New residents register through the online form to the Environmental department. Residents registered already last year don’t have to register again and may skip this step and proceed to the payment directly.
If you are unsure if you have registered for the waste collection fee in the past, you can check your record at 542 174 307 or 542 174 310 or odpady@brno.cz  and they will be able to look up your details in their registry or cross-check with the Foreign police registry.  

The online form above 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 the date of your arrival + 3 months. You are not obliged to pay for the first three months. 

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 670,- per year. (5CZK less than last 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 2014?
Pay the appropriate share for the months you are staying. If you arrived later in 2014, you don’t pay for the first three months and then pay for the rest of the year , ie. 670,- Kč divided by 12 multiplied by number of months remaining in 2014 after the month when the obligation arose (three months after the date of arrival). You must register and pay the fee within 15 days after the date of commecement (ie. three months after the date of 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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