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Newcomers to Opfikon

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If you have recently moved to Opfikon or are planning to do so soon, the information below might be useful to you.

1.) City map
Here is a city map of Opfikon. Its scale can be adjusted by using the icons at the top of the map.

2.) Registering at city hall
All newcomers to Opfikon must register within 14 days of moving here. There is an administration fee of CHF 30 + fee for the Office of Migration to register.

EU citizens require:

  • valid passport or identity card
  • employment contract or assurance of residence permit
  • Swiss permanent residence permit, if available

non-EU citizens require:

  •  valid passport
  • authorization to be issued a visa
  • Swiss permanent residence permit, if available

Address of Opfikon city administration:
Stadtverwaltung Opfikon
Oberhauserstrasse 25
8152 Glattbrugg

Tel. 044 829 81 11
Here are the opening hours of the Opfikon city administration.

3.) Public transportation
Here you will find the bus and tram lines in and to Opfikon. Here you will find the schedule of the Swiss national rail network (SBB).

4.) Garbage collection
Volume principle (taxed garbage bags)
Except for the GlattBach development (Glattpark subdivision), only official taxed bags can be used for household garbage collection: they are black with a purple sunshine logo and marked with “IGKSG Zürcher Unterland”. They can be obtained from the cashier in most grocery stores. The special stickers for bulky items cannot be used for garbage bags. Household garbage collection is on Thursdays .

Weight principle (magnetic charge cards for the GlattBach development)
Household garbage for the GlattBach development, Earhart-Strasse, 8152 Glattpark (Opfikon) is disposed of in the press container by using a magnetic charge card. The garbage that is thrown in is precisely weighed and immediately debited from the card (which is why taxed garbage bags do not need to be used). The magnetic charge cards are issued by the landlord and can be loaded with credit at the machine next to the container. If lost, the card can be replaced at a cost of CHF 20 at the Opfikon city hall. Credit on lost cards cannot be refunded.

Bulky items
Special bulky item stickers (with the sunshine logo) must be used for the collection of combustible bulky items. Bulky item stickers are sold in the Opfikon city hall (at the city treasury or “Stadtkasse”) and at the main collection center "im Rohr". Non-flammable bulky items made of metal, stone, etc. must be disposed of at the main collection center.

5.) Price comparisons
Here you can do comparison shopping of various services, articles and products. After opening the website, you can choose between various languages on the upper left. 

6.) Moving away from Opfikon

  • You have to notify the Opfikon city administration in person within 14 days of moving away from Opfikon (with your Swiss permanent residence permit ).
  • You must contact Energie Opfikon AG about your electricity bill at least 10 days before you move away (tel.: 043 544 86 00).
  • You should also give your telephone company sufficient notice of your move.

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