Road taxes are levied by the Government of Uttarakhand for the maintenance of the roads. If you buy a new vehicle, you have to pay road tax to the Government. Uttarakhand road tax is levied both on commercial and private vehicles irrespective of their sizes. Therefore, every citizen in Uttarakhand who purchases a motorized vehicle must pay road tax Uttarakhand to drive the vehicle.

You must pay the Uttarakhand road tax during your vehicle registration to any of the Uttarakhand Regional Transport Offices. If you want to know everything about online road tax payment Uttarakhand, you have come to the right place. This blog is all about RTO tax Uttarakhand, its types and how to pay it.

Uttarakhand Road tax

According to the provisions of the Uttarakhand Motor Vehicle Taxation Act, the Transport department is responsible for the collection of Uttarakhand Road tax from vehicle owners in Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand road tax payment is made either annually or as a onetime tax. The registered vehicle owner who has possession of the vehicle has to fill up a Declaration form explaining the particulars of the vehicle and its use in Uttarakhand to the taxation authority.

The Uttarakhand road tax is utilized by the authorities to build new roads and maintain the existing roadways infrastructure. Road tax Uttarakhand was introduced in 2019 when the state decided to follow the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. The Uttarakhand road tax has to be paid at the time of registration of the vehicle in respect of old motor vehicle. Thereafter, the road tax has to be paid in advance on or before the 15th day of January every year.

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How is Uttarakhand road tax calculated?

Uttarakhand road tax is calculated on the basis of the following criteria:-

  1. Seating capacity of the vehicle
  2. Vehicle’s category 
  3. Age of the vehicle
  4. Engine capacity of the vehicle
  5. Purpose of usage
  6. Fuel type used in vehicle
  7. Weight of the vehicle
  8. Vehicle’s Price

Also Read:  UP Road tax

How to make Online road tax payment Uttarakhand?

You can make an online  road tax payment in Uttarakhand  at the time of registering your new vehicle at any RTO in Uttarakhand . You can pay the road tax online at the Vahan portal or Uttarakhand’s official Transport website. Follow the steps given below to pay Uttarakhand road tax. 

  1. Go to Vahan website and type in your registration number. Click on “Proceed” option. 
  2. Under the “Online Services” tab, click on the ‘Pay your tax’ option. Enter your mobile number to generate the OTP.
  3. Submit the OTP you received and click on the ‘Show Details’ option. Go thorough the displayed details and choose your tax mode.
  4. Choose your bank and payment gateway under ‘Payment’.
  5. Make your payment and take a print out of the road tax receipt.

Types of Road taxes Uttarakhand

(1) Uttarakhand onetime road tax based on price
S. No        Description of the Vehicle Road Tax
2-wheelers under Rs. 50 thousand 7 % of the price of the vehicle
2 Two wheelers between Rs 50 thousand – 1 lakh 8% of the price of the vehicle
3 2-wheelers under Rs 1 lakh 9 % of the price of the vehicle
Motor Vehicles other 2-wheelers
4 Motor vehicles under Rs 5 lakh 8 % of the price of the vehicle
5 Motor Vehicles under Rs 10 lakh  9 % of the price of the vehicle
6 Motor Vehicles between Rs 5-10 lakh 10 % of the price of the vehicle
(2)Uttarakhand road tax based on seating capacity
Description of the Vehicle Quarterly tax rate Annual Tax rate Onetime Tax rate
Vehicles with seating capacity of 3 or less 230 800  ₹7000
Vehicles with 3-6 seating capacity 280 1000  ₹7000
Goods vehicles weighing upto 3000 kg N/A 1200  ₹12500
(3) Uttarakhand road tax on transport vehicles based on their weight 
Description of the Vehicle Annual tax Rate Monthly Tax rate
Vehicles with a weight under 3000 kg ₹2250 Rs. 220
Goods vehicles weighing more than 3000 kg ₹1000 Rs 270
Construction equipment for each metric ton of the gross weight ₹ 2200 Rs 600
Construction equipment used for commercial purposes for each metric ton of the gross weight ₹ 2200 Rs 600
Tractors used for commercial purposes for each metric ton of the gross weight Rs. 2100 Rs 600
Trailers used for commercial purposes for each metric ton of the gross weight Rs. 1000 Rs. 270
Vehicles registered outside Uttrakhand but allowed to travel in Uttrarkhand  Rs 550
School bus or cab or any vehicle used by educational institution.  Rs. 375
Private Vehicle for every seat  Rs 600
(4) Uttarakhand Road Tax for Stage Carriers. 
Description of the Vehicle Monthly tax rate Quaterly Tax rate Yearly Tax Rate
Stage carriages with a plane route (within 1500 km) ₹100 ₹300 Rs. 1100
Stage carriages with a hill route (within 1500 km) ₹50 ₹150 Rs. 550
Stage carriages with routes exceeding 1500 km ₹0.04 for each km and seat Rs.0.12 for each km and seat Rs.0.44 for each km and seat
Stage carriages travelling within the limits of State Municipality ₹50 ₹150 Rs. 550
Stage carriages registered to other states with a trip length under 1500 km ₹90 ₹270 Rs. 990
Stage carriages registered to other states with a trip length over 1500 km ₹0.04 for each km and seat Rs.0.12 for each km and seat Rs.0.44 for each km and seat
Vehicles passing through Uttarakhand with start and endpoints of the trip in other states and route length within 16 km ₹70 ₹210 Rs. 775
(5) Uttarakhand Road Tax for temporarily registered vehicles
S. No Description of the Vehicle Road Tax
1 All types of 2-wheelers  Rs. 200
2 Private Vehicles with seating capacity of 6 seats Rs. 200
3 Light Motor Vehicles Rs. 200
4 Medium Good Vehicles Rs. 300
5 Heavy Good Vehicles Rs. 500

Penalty for not paying Uttarakhand road tax

If you fail to pay the Uttarakhand road tax, you need to pay an additional Rs. 500 as a fine. If you continue to default on paying road tax, the Uttarakhand Government will impose a fine of Rs. 1,000 on you.