Introduction

Time-related toll for the use of toll roads has been in effect in the Czech Republic since 1995. Under the legislation contained in Act No. 13/1997 Coll., on roads, as amended, pricing is determined by the type of vehicle and distance traveled on a toll road (toll) or by time period for the use of toll roads (time-related toll). Toll roads can be used by a motor vehicle (automobile) with at least four wheels. The total permissible gross weight of the motor vehicle shall not exceed 3.5 tons and the road can be used only after payment of the time-related toll. The gross vehicle weight contained in the technical of the vehicle determines the vehicle’s category. If a trailer is connected to a vehicle their total weight is not calculated. A valid vignette serves as a proof of a payment of time-related toll.

The time-related toll can be paid in a calendar year, one month, or ten days with the purchase of an annual, monthly, or ten-day vignette.

The State Fund for Transport Infrastructure has issued and sold vignettes since January 1, 2007 and can entrust other legal entities with activities related to vignettes.

Leaflets in three languages are available at sales points. Please note that valid vignettes can only be purchased at sales points marked with this symbol. [here]

The time-related toll must be paid prior to the use of toll roads. Using toll roads without a valid vignette can result in the issuing of a ticket with a fine up to CZK 5,000 in administrative proceedings and a maximum fine up to 100,000 CZK.