Who pays?

  • One fee only must be paid by each household. All adults in this household are jointly liable for this fee.
  • There is one flat fee; no distinction is made between a radio and/or television reception fee. The obligation to pay the fee does not depend 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

Last modification 01.01.2021

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