Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning

Public utility charge

Public utility charges are pecuniary public duties paid for the construction and use of facilities and equipment of public utility infrastructure: public areas, unclassified roads, cemeteries and crematoriums, and public lighting. Public utility charges are revenues of local self-government units and are paid by the owner of the building plot on which the construction work is built, or by the investor respectively.

Representative bodies of local self-government units pass a decision on the public utility charge obligatorily determining: the territory of the zone in the city or municipality; the unit value of the public utility charge in kuna per m3 of the construction work; the manner and periods of payment; general terms and reasons for granting, in specific cases, partial or full exemption from payment of the public utility charge, as well as sources of financing for these amounts in case of partial or full exemption from payment of the public utility charge. For outdoor swimming pools, outdoor sports grounds and other outdoor construction works the public utility charge shall be calculated per m2 of the surface area of the respective construction work.

The said revenues of local self-government units are earmarked revenues to be spent in compliance with the Programme of public utility infrastructure maintenance, and the Programme of construction of facilities and equipment of public utility infrastructure.

Data on the public utility charge is available from your city or municipality.

Public utility fee

The public utility fee is a revenue of the local self-government unit budget, and funds from the public utility fee are earmarked for financing the following activities: precipitation drainage, cleaning of public areas, maintenance of public areas, maintenance of unclassified roads, maintenance of cemeteries and crematoriums, and public lighting.

Funds from the public utility fee are earmarked for financing facilities and equipment of public utility infrastructure, and by decision of the representative body of the local self-government unit they may be used for the construction and maintenance of pre-school, school, health and social facilities, for financing the construction and maintenance of construction works relating to sports and culture, and for improving the energy efficiency of buildings owned by local self-government units.

Representative bodies of local self-government units pass a decision on the public utility fee, with an obligatory determination of the following: settlements in which utility fees are collected; territories of the zones in the city or municipality; zone coefficients; purpose coefficients for business premises and for building land serving for the performance of business activities; periods of utility fee payment; real property of importance to the local self-government unit that are fully or partially exempted from payment of the public utility fee; general terms and reasons for granting, in specific cases, partial or full exemption from payment of the public utility fee, as well as sources of financing for these amounts in case of full or partial exemption from payment of the public utility fee. Representative bodies of local self-government units pass also a decision on the value of the calculation unit – point.

The public utility fee is paid by owners or users of: residential premises, business premises, garage areas, building land used for the performance of business activities, and unbuilt building land. The public utility fee is calculated per m2 of surface area, and the utility fee amount is determined by multiplying: the value of the calculation unit - point expressed in kuna per m2, the zone coefficient and the purpose coefficient.

Data on the amount of the public utility fee is available from your city or municipality.

 

 
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