The List of Exempt Vehicles Will Change as of January 2021

The main changes concerning exemptions will take effect on January 1, 2021. However, some vehicles can use the toll road network free of charge as of January 2020. Find out which cars are exempt now and which ones will be exempt after implementing the electronic vignettes in 2021.

Some changes already took effect on January 1, 2020

As of January 1, 2020, vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen, or a hybrid fuel system (provided CO2 emissions do not exceed 50 g/km) are exempted from the obligation to purchase a vignette. Domestic owners of electric vehicles and some hybrids are exempt for a temporary period and do not need to send a notice to the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure. The implementation of electronic vignettes on January 1, 2021 means some vehicles will have to submit notices for exemption and some will be exempt automatically. The below lists the specific cases.

How will the conditions for exemption change with the implementation of the electronic vignettes in 2021?

As a simplification, some vehicles registered in the Czech Republic will be exempt automatically because their right to the exemption will be easy to find in state registries. Others will require filing a notice.

Careful! A notice will always be necessary for vehicles registered abroad.

What Will Be the Rules as of January 2021?

Vehicles registered in the Czech Republic exempted from submitting notices

  • Vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen, or a hybrid system (provided CO2 emissions do not exceed 50 g/km), if the vehicle is issued a special license plate.
  • Vehicles carrying handicapped individuals that are holders of ZTP or ZTP/P licenses. Presentation of the license will be sufficient for roadside checks.
  • Vehicles transporting dependent children being treated for cancer or hemoblastosis. Presentation of health records or other medical certification will be sufficient for roadside checks.
  • Historic vehicles with a special license plate and a historic vehicle license.
A complete list of all vehicles exempted from tolls can be found in law 13/1997 Coll., valid as of January 1, 2020.

Vehicles registered in the Czech Republic exempted from submitting notices

  • Vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen, or hybrid fuel systems (provided CO2 emissions do not exceed 50 g/km) without a special license plate.
  • Vehicles operated by homes from handicapped individuals provided they serve to transport these individuals.

Vehicles registered abroad exempted from filing notices

Vehicles powered by electricity, hydrogen, or a hybrid fuel system (provided CO2 emissions do not exceed 50 g/km).

How to file an exemption notice

A form will be available to file an exemption notice. It can be sent in electronic form (through the data box or with a confirmed electronic signature) or as a hardcopy with a notarized signature by post or in person at the headquarters of the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure.

What is necessary for the exemption? You can learn the process for exemption right now. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated.

  1. 1 Make sure your vehicle fulfils the conditions for exemption.
  2. 2 Use the form on the internet to file the notice, which can be submitted either electronically or as a hardcopy with a notarized signature.
  3. 3 Then you will receive confirmation of the notice being delivered.

What to do when the conditions for exemption no longer exist?

 

After the conditions for exemption no longer exist, you are required by law to give the State Fund for Transport Infrastructure notice within 10 workdays or face a risk od fine. Use the form on the internet to give notice of the end of the conditions for exemption, which after being completed can be submitted either electronically or as a hardcopy with a notarized signature. You will then receive confirmation of delivery of the notice.

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