It is mandatory for most vehicles with a total permitted weight of more than 3.500 kg to have a toll tag when driving in Norway. The scheme applies to driving throughout the Norwegian public road network.
Only vehicles used for business purposes ‒ private vehicles exempt
The provision applies to vehicles that are registered to a company, state, county administration or municipality, or which in any other way are used primarily for business purposes. However, if you own a camper van, SUV or similar that is above 3.5 tonnes and is for private use, your vehicle is not encompassed by the provision. The tag is free of charge, but a deposit of NOK 200 must be paid in order to obtain the tag.
All vehicles encompassed by this provision must have a signed contract with a toll road operator and a correctly installed, valid toll tag inside their windscreen.
The legal basis for the provision is a regulation which was adopted on 10 October 2014.
Pursuant to the regulation, the provision encompasses the following
Section 1. Requirement for use of electronic payment unit
"Motor vehicles with a total permitted weight above 3 500 kg which are registered to a company, state, county administration or municipality, or which in any other way are used primarily for business activity, shall be equipped with an electronic payment unit for all driving on public roads. Business activity is here defined as a permanent activity which has the purpose of generating a net income. Pursuant to Paragraph 1, the provision does not apply to tractors or utility vehicles. Correspondingly, the provision does not apply to vehicles connected to NATO military headquarters, foreign NATO forces or forces which are part of the Partnership for Peace. Neither does the provision apply to vehicles suitable for military purposes that are owned by the Norwegian Armed Forces."
Facts about the compulsory toll tag
- The provision applies to all heavy goods vehicles above 3.5 tonnes that are registered to a company, state, county administration or municipality, or which in any other way are used primarily for business activity in Norway, whether the vehicle is Norwegian or foreign.
- The toll tag must be linked to the vehicle’s registration number.
- The owner, driver or lessee of the vehicle is responsible for signing a contract and obtaining a toll tag.
- The following tags are valid in Norway: AutoPASS and approved tags in the EasyGo partnership between Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Austria.
Scheme for fines
The police, customs authorities and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration will monitor compliance with this provision. A breach of the regulation will entail a fine of NOK 8 000. If the violation is repeated within a period of two years, a fine of NOK 16 000 will be imposed. The fine must be paid within three weeks even if you appeal, otherwise it will be increased by 50 per cent to NOK 12 000 or NOK 24 000. Applications to postpone payment or to split the payment should be sent to The Norwegian National Collection Agency.
You may appeal against a fine within three weeks. Use the appeals form or submit your appeal by email or letter. The appeal should be sent to the control authority that imposed the fine: The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the police or The Norwegian Customs Authority. The grounds for the appeal must be stated and relevant documentation to support these grounds must be attached.