Vehicles subject to toll

Toll requirement regulations

Vehicles subject to toll are defined as all domestic and foreign motor vehicles or vehicle combinations with a gross vehicle weight of 7.5 tonnes or above, which

  • are intended for transportation of goods (1st alternative), or
  • are being used for this purpose (2nd alternative).

There is a toll requirement when either of the two alternatives is fulfilled.

Vehicles that are intended for transportation of goods (1st alternative) are subject to toll regardless of whether

  • a journey is for private purposes,
  • goods are actually being transported,
  • transportation of goods is for commercial or internal purposes (intercompany traffic), or
  • the affected vehicle is exempt from vehicle tax.

If any vehicles or vehicle combinations are used for charged or business-related transportation of goods (commercial goods transportation or intercompany traffic), a toll requirement exists as defined by the 2nd alternative.

Gross weight of vehicle combinations

Details of how the gross vehicle weight of vehicle combinations is calculated can be found in §34 Paragraph 7 of the German Road Traffic Registration Regulations (StVZO).

Toll exemption

According to the German Federal Trunk Road Toll Act (BFStrMG), certain vehicles are exempt from the toll.

Information on toll exemption

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