Running a Technical Inspection Station - requirements or obtaining authorisation

1. 5. 2014 | Source: Point of Single Contact (PSC) Czech Republic

In the document you will find the requirements for obtaining and further licensing procedure information on obtaining the licence to operate a technical inspection station.

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Conditions for granting a licence

1) Entitlement

The intention to operate a technical inspection station must be in accordance with the prescribed method and scope of coverage of the administrative district by technical inspection stations.

Further conditions for granting a licence:

  • the statutory body or members of the statutory body of the applicant are a minimum age of 18, have full legal capacity and are persons of probity
  • the applicant must not be legally or economically connected to the manufacture, sale or repair of vehicles or parts thereof, i.e. they would not simultaneously manufacture or repair vehicles, or parts thereof, for which they seek to be awarded the licence to operate a technical inspection station; this restriction shall apply throughout the entire time the technical inspection station is operated,the applicant has the required operating and technical equipment to operate an emission measurement station
  • the applicant must comply with the impartiality, independence and credibility conditions according pursuant to the procedural legal regulation
  • the applicant shall ensure that inspections at the technical inspection station are only performed by persons of probity who are holders of the professional inspection technician certificate
  • the application to be awarded the licence shall contain the prescribed requirements and positive appraisals issued by the relevant authorities (in particular the building and planning office)

2) Certificate

As of start date for its operation, the technical inspection station must hold a certificate, whereby the Regional Authority shall certify that the technical inspection station concerned.

  • complies with the professional eligibility conditions of persons in charge of running a technical inspection station
  • complies with the conditions stipulated by the Act for operating technical inspection stations
  • has put in place an internal organisational structure and quality management system to carry out technical inspections at a technical inspection station which have been approved by a certified legal entity according to the technical standards

3) Professional inspection mechanic certificate

Technical inspections of vehicles at the technical inspection station may only be performed by persons who hold the professional inspection technician certificate. The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic shall decide on the issuance of the professional inspection technician certificate.

Licence application requirements

The application for the licence to operate a technical inspection station must contain the following:

  1. trade name, registered address and registration number, where a legal entity is concerned, or name, surname, trade name, where a natural person is concerned, birth number, permanent residential address (where an individual is concerned)
  2. type of technical inspection station
  3. technical inspection station site
  4. anticipated start date of operation

The application shall include:

  1. description of the site, access roads and parking lot
  2. list of technological equipment for the inspection line
  3. positive appraisal from the building and planning office, in whose territorial district the technical inspection station is to be established, with regard to the plan to operate a technical inspection station in terms of area planning and environmental protection, or with regard to any other public interest
  4. declaration by the applicant to the effect that there is no legal or economic relation between them and the manufacture, sale or repair of vehicles or parts thereof, i.e. that they would not simultaneously manufacture or repair vehicles, or parts thereof, for which they seek to be awarded the licence to operate a technical inspection station
  5. extract from the Criminal Register, not older than three months, for all individuals who are executives or members of the statutory bodies and persons expected to conduct inspections at the technical inspection station

Further information on the licence proceedings

Type of licence

  • Licence to operate a technical inspection station.
  • A certificate for operating a technical inspection station is also issued, which must be held by each technical inspection station as of the start date of operation.

Respective authority

  • The licence and certificate are issued by the Regional Authority in whose administrative district the operator of the technical inspection station will be performing its activities.

Control and supervisory bodies

  • Ministry of Transport
  • Regional Authority

Procedure for granting a licence

  • The applicant shall submit their licence application to operate a technical inspection station. Upon issue of the licence, the applicant shall build the technical inspection station and then have an expert evaluation made in order to ascertain they comply with all conditions applying to the operation of a technical inspection station. Thereupon, they shall apply for a certificate of authorisation to operate a technical inspection station.

Application clearing deadline

  • With no undue delay, at the latest within 30 days (as specified by the Administrative Code).

Fees

  • Award of the licence to operate a technical inspection station – CZK 3000.
  • Issuing the certificate to operate a technical inspection station – CZK 500.
  • Changes in the licence or certificate to operate a technical inspection station – CZK 200.

Validity period of the licence

  • Certificate to operate a technical inspection station shall be issued for a definite term of 3 years.

Legal Regulation

  • Act No. 56/2001 Coll., on the conditions for the operation of vehicles on the road network, as amended.

Related legal regulations

  • Ministry of Transport and Communications Decree No. 302/2001 Coll., on technical inspections and the measuring of vehicle exhaust emissions, as amended.
  • Ministry of Transport and Communications Decree No. 341/2002 Coll., on approving technical competence, and on the technical conditions for operating vehicles on the road network, as amended.

Current Community regulations

  • Council Directive no. 96/96/EC, on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their Trailers, as amended.

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