Regulations for vacation rental owners
Dear vacation rental owners,
We wish to inform you that pursuant to a new Ordinance on the manner of keeping the tourists' records and the form and content of the application form for the tourists at the Tourist Board (NN, the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia No. 126/15), your and your guests' check-in and check-out are to be performed exclusively via a new unique national online information system eVisitor.
The user data for the access to the system eVisitor can be obtained at the competent Tourist Board (in the area of the locality Brela – Brela Tourist Board).
The following documents are necessary for obtaining the user data by a vacation rental owner:
- title deed (in case you are not in its possession, the purchase and sale contract, land registry certificate, decision on inheritance and similar can be provided)
- ID card (or its copy) of the vacation rental owner
- PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (OIB) of the vacation rental owner
In case the owner does not obtain the user data by himself, the following are also necessary:
- power of attorney notarized by a Notary Public
- ID card of the authorized person
If the vacation rental is owned by a company i.e. incorporation, it is necessary, along with all the afore-mentioned documents, to provide a copy of the Extract from the Court Registry of the Commercial Court.
Via the eVisitor system the automatic registration to the Ministry of the Interior for those persons for whom it is necessary (citizens from EU non-member states and EEA) will be performed.
We would like to inform you that according to the Sojourn Tax Act (NN, the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia No. 152/08) you are obliged to report the staying at your rental for yourself and all your guests within 24 hours.
As a vacation rental is considered each residential dwelling used occasionally or seasonally but not categorized as a tourist accommodation place and whose owners do not have permanent residence in Brela.
The accommodation fee should be paid exclusively for the period of peak season (01June-30 September) while the check-in and check-out should be carried out throughout the year.
In the period from 01 June to 30 September, the owner and the members of his immediate family pay the accommodation fee reduced by 70%, i.e. 2.40 HRK per day and person.
It can also be paid as a yearly flat rate which amounts to 60.00 HRK for the first two persons and 25.00 HRK for each following person, but not later than 15 July.
The mentioned applies to Croatian citizens and the citizens of the EU member states.
Non-Croatian citizens and citizens of non-EU countries, pay in the period from 01 June to 30 September the full amount of the accommodation fee of 8.00 HRK per day and person.
We kindly ask you to comply with the mentioned instructions because if the inspector establishes that you have not registered the check-in or check-out within a determined period he can fine you according to law.
For all additional information feel free to contact us!
Brela Tourist Board
Flat rate amount for the accommodation
The vacation rental owners, EEA nationals (all EU member states and Croatia) apart from the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Serbia, Montenegro, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland have a right to pay the accommodation flat-rate for them and their immediate family.
The citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro and Switzerland pay the accommodation fee per overnight stay at the vacation home or apartment regardless of them being the owners.
Flat rate amount for the accommodation for the vacation rentals at the locality Brela amounts to:
• 60 HRK per person for the first two persons
• 25 HRK per person for each following person
Which are the deadlines for registration and pay-in of the accommodation fee?
The vacation rental owner who pays the flat rate of the accommodation fee for himself and members of his immediate family is obliged to pay it until the 15 July of the current year at the latest.
The vacation rental owner who pays the accommodation fee per each overnight stay, is obliged to pay it for himself and the persons staying at the home or apartment on the last day of staying at a tourist locality or town.
The owners of the vacation home or apartment pay for all other persons who are not members of their immediate family, the accommodation fee for each overnight stay.
Are the vacation rental owners who pay the flat rate of the accommodation fee obliged to register the stay?
The vacation rental owner is obliged to each time, upon coming, within 24 hours register his stay and the stay of all persons at the vacation home or apartment and unregister on the last day of the stay, whether he is paying the accommodation fee as flat rate or not.