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Utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity)

Czech Republic - Utilities (Gas, Water, Electricity)


You should register for basic services prior to moving into a house or apartment in order to avoid the inconvenience of being without power, water, gas etc. upon arrival. The registration process can take several days, and sometimes weeks. It is advisable to begin the process well before you anticipate taking up residence in the house or apartment.


Electricity

Register at the service office of the regional distributor for your district. You will pay an administrative fee and arrange an advance payment for electric usage. A technician will come to your residence and connect a meter.

Documents required:

- Completed electric energy consumption registration application
- Occupational lease (or proof of ownership)
- Owner's approval for service connection (if leased)
- Czech citizen guarantor (if status is other than permanent resident)

The Czech government sets the cost of electricity for household consumption. An estimated payment is required in advance every month (rarely every two months). You will receive quarterly statements detailing your usage to date, and a payment envelope for any usage that might exceed the amount of your advance payments for those months. If the total amount of electricity you consume is consistently larger than the amount your advance payment is based upon, you will be asked to increase your monthly advance payment to compensate. If your energy consumption is less than your advance payments you will receive a refund with your quarterly statement.


Gas

Each region has a separate gas company. You must register with the one that services your district. In order to register you will need to provide a copy of the lease agreement or proof of ownership.

The Czech government sets the price of household gas. Gas usage is paid for in advance each month. A summary of use statement is generally issued annually.


Water

Water consumption is generally included in the lease agreement. If you are the new owner of a property you must register with the Water and Sewerage Company in your district to continue service.


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