- One fee only must be paid by each household. All adults in this household are jointly liable for this fee.
- There is now one flat fee; a distinction is no longer made between a radio and/or television reception fee. A new feature is that the obligation to pay the fee is no longer dependent on whether equipment which makes it possible to receive radio or television programme services (radios or TV sets, smartphones, tablets or computers with internet access) is present.
- Someone who does not have a principal residence in Switzerland, and for whom the household constitutes their secondary residence, must pay the fee.
- Legal basis: Art. 69 and 69a of the Federal Radio and Television Act (RTVA; CC 784.40)
The universal fee system for private and collective households
Obligation to pay the fee
Registration and exemption
Do I have to register with Serafe? Do changes to my housing situation (e.g. moving house or separation) have to be notified to the collection agency? Which private households can be exempted from the obligation to pay the fee? I receive an annual supplementary benefit; from what point in time will my household be exempt? I was already exempt from the fee before 2019, do I have to apply to Serafe? I receive social benefits; can I be exempted from the fee? My father has been living in a home for a short time now. Does he have to pay the fee? I have a holiday home in Switzerland which is my secondary residence. Do I have to pay the household fee twice? I am a weekly resident. Do I have to pay the household fee twice? I have already received the annual bill, but I am emigrating in June. Will I get a refund for the remaining 6 months? I am travelling abroad for several months; can I be exempted from the fee for these months? If I go abroad temporarily, do I have to de-register with Serafe? I only have radio reception equipment. How come the fee will be more expensive for me?
Last modification 16.04.2019