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Vehicle Registration

Registration of a new vehicle – Transfer of an already registered vehicle – Registration of an imported car

If you live in Brno or plan to live here for a longer time, perhaps you are wondering about vehicle registration. Here is information on how to proceed if you need to change the data in the register of vehicles or to have documents for your car issued.

 

Registration of a road vehicle owner/operator in the register of road vehicles

(Registration of a new vehicle – the first registration in the Czech Republic)

The application needs to be accompanied by the following:

a. valid proof of the applicant’s identity (e.g. identity card, proof of residence permit, proof of asylum granted in the territory of the Czech Republic or proof of the length of temporary residence if the road vehicle operator does not have permanent residence in the Czech Republic),
b. the vehicle’s Registration Certificate – clean copy of the Technical Certificate, Part II, or original of the Certificate of Conformity (COC),
c. Green Card issued in the Czech Republic in accordance with the Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Act,
d. proof of acquisition including VAT (invoice, purchase contract, etc.) or proof of payment of VAT in case of acquisition of a new means of transport from another Member State of the European Union,
e. temporary registration plate (printed on paper), if issued,
f. payment of a registration administrative fee (amounting to several hundred CZK),
g. if acting by proxy: a written power of attorney with the principal’s officially verified signature or signed by the principal pursuant to the Act on Electronic Acts and Authorized Conversion of Documents (i.e. sent by a data box),
h. the applicant needs to be registered in the ROB Population Register.

 

Registration of a change of a road vehicle owner/operator in the register of road vehicles

(Transfer of a used and already registered vehicle)

The application needs to be accompanied by the following:

a. valid proof of identity of the applicant (e.g. identity card, proof of residence permit, proof of asylum granted in the territory of the Czech Republic or proof of the length of temporary residence if the road vehicle operator does not have permanent residence in the Czech Republic),
b. if acting by proxy: a written power of attorney with the principal’s officially verified signature or signed by the principal pursuant to the Act on Electronic Acts and Authorized Conversion of Documents (i.e. sent by a data box),
c. for transfer of ownership:

  • a joint request of the current and new owner of the road vehicle, and of the new operator if different from the current or new owner,
  • vehicle’s Registration Certificate, Part II (Technical Certificate),
  • vehicle’s Registration Certificate, Part I (“small technical certificate”),
  • report on registration inspection of the vehicle, not older than 30 days (done by vehicle examination centre – STK, stanice technické kontroly),
  • Green Card issued in the Czech Republic in accordance with the Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Act unless the vehicle is taken out of service (in a deposit),

d. for passing of ownership (in case of inheritance, distraint, auction, etc.):

  • proof of acquisition of ownership of the road vehicle,
  • vehicle documents (Technical Certificate and Vehicle Registration Certificate), if available
  • report on registration inspection of the vehicle, not older than 30 days,
  • Green Card issued in the Czech Republic in accordance with the Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Act unless the vehicle is taken out of service (in a deposit),

e. payment of a registration administrative fee (amounting to several hundred CZK), and possibly payment of a fee for the support of the collection, processing, use, and elimination of selected wrecked automobiles in accordance with the Act No. 185/2001 Coll. on waste, as amended, (CZK 3,000–10,000),
f. the applicant needs to be registered in the ROB Population Register.
 

Registration of an imported car

(When you bring your own car registered abroad – the registration is mandatory when you intend to stay in the Czech Republic for more than 180 days.)

A. Registration of a car imported from a member state

(A member state is an EU member state, another contracting state of the European Economic Area, and Swiss Confederation.)

  • the vehicle’s registration document(s) issued in the country of the vehicle’s origin,
  • technical examination done before the registration (done by a Czech vehicle examination centre – STK, stanice technické kontroly),
  • Green Card issued in accordance with the Czech Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Act,
  • the applicant needs to have a permanent/long-term/temporary residence no shorter than 6 months, or another residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  • the applicant needs to be registered in the ROB Population Register.

    Registration of a vehicle with right-side driving imported from a member state

  • the vehicle’s registration document(s) issued in the country of the vehicle’s origin,
  • document of exchange of parts approved for right-side traffic (front lamps, rear fog lamps, and indirect vision devices),
  • technical examination done before the registration (done by a Czech vehicle examination centre – STK, stanice technické kontroly),
  • We recommend managing the two previous bullets with DEKRA.
  • Green Card issued in accordance with the Czech Motor Third Party Liability Insurance Act,
  • the applicant needs to have a permanent/long-term/temporary residence not shorter than 6 months, or another residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  • the applicant needs to be registered in the ROB Population Register.

B. Approval of roadworthiness of a vehicle imported from a non-member state

  • the vehicle’s registration document(s) issued in the country of origin,
  • document on customs clearance in the EU,
  • examination before the approval of roadworthiness (done by a Czech vehicle examination centre – STK, stanice technické kontroly),
  • If the vehicle meets global type approval (e.g. certification according to DOT standards), the roadworthiness can be approved without any further documents. If it does not, it is necessary to apply for exceptions that will be integrated in the roadworthiness approval. Exceptions can be granted by the Czech Republic Ministry of Transportation or by DEKRA.
  • The vehicle can be registered in the central vehicle register under conditions specified in point A) (with the registration document replaced with the roadworthiness approval certificate).
  • the applicant needs to have a permanent, long-term, temporary residence not shorter than 6 months, or another residence permit in the Czech Republic,
  • the applicant needs to be registered in the ROB Population Register.

Further information

The official language is Czech. We can provide you with basic information in English at odsc(at)brno(dot)cz; please arrange for an interpreter for telephone or in-person contact.