News from Brno

Parking at blue zones to be paid for again

Since Tuesday 28 April 2020 the zones for paid parking in Brno have been operated as usual again. The situation that was in place from mid-March when parking at blue zones was free of charge upon a governmental regulation, is thus over. Payment for parking can be made via parking meters or with a mobile phone.…

Zoo reopened

The outdoor expositions of Zoo Brno have been reopened. The ZOO is open daily from 9:00 till 18:00, tickets need to be bought online in advance (system in Czech only; the cash desk is closed). Pavilions, inner expositions (such as the Goat Yard in Children’s Zoo) and the U Tygra restaurant remain closed. Commentated feeding is not held. More information at the Zoo’s Facebook (in Czech only).…

CZK 25 million allocated to mitigate the pandemic impact

Support for the foodie scene or cultural businesses, remission of rent or extending the purpose for already granted municipal subsidies – Assembly members have adopted a package of economic measures to mitigate the impacts of restrictions kept to prevent the coronavirus spread. More information in an article by Brno Daily.…

Pay for waste online - deadline postponed till August

Members of the City Assembly have postponed the deadline for the waste fee payment to 31 August (instead of usual 31 May). With regard to the coronavirus outbreak all cash offices to pay for the municipal solid waste fee have been closed. Citizens can use other forms of payment – bank transfer, Brno iD web or postal order. All information can be found here. …

Parking permits prolonged

The validity of long-term parking permits will be prolonged to all owners for the period the parking is free of charge (currently from 16 March to 30 April, i.e. 6 weeks). This will happen automatically by 26 April 2020 and the change will be visible at the personal user account. This measure applies to residents, visitors and subscribers for the B parking zone.…

Municipality restores office hours

Starting on Monday 20 April 2020 the Municipality gets back to standard office hours, i.e. Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00 – 17:00 and Fridays 8:00 – 12:00. It is necessary to arrange for a personal appointment in advance: a) by an electronic order – to Administrative Activities Department (ID cards, travel passports, population register; Husova 5; order here), Transport Administrative Activities Department (driving licences, vehicle register; Kounicova 67; order here) and to Trade Licensing Office (Malinovského nám. 3; order here). If you made your reservation before 16 March 2020, please make it again, all the reservations were cancelled as of that day. Please note that the order systems are in Czech language only. TIP: According to the Ministry of Interior’s opinion, citizens do not have to renew their identity cards or driving licences if these expire during the state of emergency. b) by e-mail or phone – to all other departments. More information at the Authorities and institutions section.…

Private kindergartens may open on 20 April, municipal in May

Private kindergartens and children groups can open again starting on 20 April 2020, depending on their founder’s decision. Municipal kindergartens need to wait for a methodology which should be issued by the Ministry of Education by the end of April. The methodology will summarize necessary hygienic measures to adopt and keep so that the risk of coronavirus spreading is minimized. Therefore municipal kindergartens could open at the beginning of May, depending on the city districts’ decision. …

Markets back at Zelný trh

From 20 April 2020 farmers can return to the Zelný trh – Vegetable Market. This applies only to farmers who can offer seedlings now. The counters will be placed in approx. 5-meter distance and there will be hand sanitizers available at each of them.…

Czech POINT returns to standard working hours

The Czech POINT office at Malinovského nám. 3 has returned to its standard working hours and is open daily again. Working hours in the Authorities and institutions section. …

Driving licences and vehicle register agenda available upon electronic order only

Since Wednesday 8 April 2020 the driving licences and vehicle registration agenda has been available only upon prior electronic order. You can make your reservation here (system in Czech only). If possible, postpone your matters to later time and avoid visiting the municipality and contact with other people. …

Municipality collects sleeping bags, pads or tents for homeless people

Have you got spare sleeping bags, sleeping pads or tents? Help the municipality to equip contact centres for homeless people. You can bring them to the Social Welfare Department at Koliště 19 anytime (non-stop reception). The collected equipment will be used in a temporary centre by Anthropos. The City plans to open other centres at Vlhká street and in the former Židenice barracks. Contact centres will prevent the coronavirus epidemic to spread among the homeless community. …