Owners of houses or apartments for holidays

Dear owners of holiday houses or apartments,

Herewith we would like to remind you that it is mandatory to register yourself and all persons staying in your house or apartment through the unique national online information system eVisitor all year round. 

Check-in can be made by means of any device that has Internet access. If you have not done this yet, we invite you to come in person to our office at Obala maršala Tita 23 with the ownership certificate, the OIB (personal identification number) and the ID card, and to download the eVisitor’s access data. If you can not come in person, then the access data can be taken by an assignee presenting an assignment certified by a notary. When retrieving the data, the assignee should present the ownership certificate, the OIB, the notarized assignment, and his ID (original). 

In the case where the owner of the house or apartment is a company, in addition to all of the above-mentioned documents, a copy of the extract from the Commercial Court Register should be provided.

The eVisitor will automatically report to the MUP (Ministry for Internal Affairs) those persons for whom the MUP registration is required (non-EU and EEA nationals). 

We remind you that according to the Tourist Tax Act (Official Gazette 52/19) for yourself and for all persons staying in the house or apartment you must register your stay within 24 hours upon arrival. The eVisitor system will also enable you to create and print a payment slip which you can use to pay the taxes for the period in which the obligation exists.

A holiday house or a holiday apartment is considered every building or apartment that is used occasionally or seasonally, but does not belong to the category of tourist accommodation, and the owner/owners do not possess permanent residence in the area of the Vrsar – Orsera Municipality.

Pursuant to the Article 13 of the Tourist Tax Act, the owner and close family members who are citizens of the Republic of Croatia or citizens of the Contracting Parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (applies to EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and three EFTA States: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as the Swiss Confederacy) for their stay in the period between June 15th and September 15th pay the tourist tax per day of their stay (1,60 eur) reduced by 70% (0,48 eur), or they can choose to pay a flat rate which is due not later than July 15th of the current year as follows:



The first two registered family members    (per person)

Each additional family member


33,00 eur 

 13,00 eur 


Citizens who do not have Croatian citizenship or citizenship of the EU Member States in the period from June 15th till September 15th must pay the tourist tax in full amount of 1,60 eur per night and person.

Tourist tax exemptions:

  1. Children up to 12 years old
  2. Persons with disability rating 70% and more plus one accompanying person.

Tourist tax reduced by 50%:

  1. Persons from 12 to 18 years of age.

The provision of the Article 33 of the Law on Catering Activities states that if more than 15 persons who are not close family members stay in a holiday apartment or a holiday house in the period between June 15th and September 15th, it is considered that the owner provides hospitality services to citizens in his/her household. According to the Article 33 of the above-mentioned Law, the owner is obliged to obtain a corresponding document regarding the provision of hospitality services in the household issued by the competent office. If he/she fails to do so, he/she becomes subject to criminal liability.

We kindly remind you to follow these instructions. Otherwise, if the supervision of the State inspectorate determines that you have not reported or checked out the stay, or have not paid the tourist tax in due time, you are subject to the fines prescribed by Law.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.