All owners of imported vehicles are required to register their vehicle with the local municipality with the exception of those who stay in the Czech Republic for a period shorter than 185 days.
The registration takes place at the municipal office (Městský úřad). In Brno, this is on Kounicova 67.
To register an imported car, you first need a Czech temporary/long-term/permanent residence card. Read the guide Residence permits to find out more on that topic.
After that process comes the following:
- Step 1) Imported cars need a technical inspection with State Technical Control (STK) for fuel limits and eligibility for Czech roads and issued couple protocols for imported car. These three documents (Technický protokol pro dovoz s přílohou, Protokol před schválením technické způsobilosti, Emisní protokol) must be made in your name. Appointments can be made with DEKRA (Opavská) or STK Brno (Vídeňská) or STK Královo Pole (Sladkovského) or any other STK station. Both technical check and fuel check cost from 3.000 to 5.000 CZK.
- Step 2) By law your car must be insured by Povinné ručení – mandatory liability insurance. The mandatory insurance can be purchased with (English speaking) Uniqa office in Brno or any insurance company for about five to ten thousand CZK a year.
- Step 3) When you have your original registration books, technical control protocols, documents regarding your residency, and insurance ready, go to the Brno city hall Section of Vehicle License and Registration Oddělení evidence motorových vozidel on Kounicova 67 . First, you will be issued a Czech technical protocol and ideally the same day you are ready to get licence plates. The registration fee is 800+1.500 CZK for cars less than 10 years old, older cars pay eco tax.