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Madhya Pradesh Road Tax: Calculation, Rates & Online Payment

Team AckoApr 30, 2024

Madhya Pradesh is a state in Central India. It has beautiful rivers, forests, and hills. It has extremely hot summers but moderate winters, with ten national parks featuring unbounded flora and fauna. Madhya Pradesh has a rich cultural heritage with numerous World Heritage sites that draw tourists from the country and abroad.

However, the popularity of this state has led to heavy road traffic, which caused the roads to deteriorate. The government of Madhya Pradesh has developed a good road infrastructure with the help of RTO tax in MP collected from vehicle users.

In 2020 alone,45,000 road accidents were recorded in Madhya Pradesh.

Therefore, to improve the roads and reduce the occurrence of accidents, the government developed a robust road tax policy. Here, we discuss the finer MP RTO tax details.




Madhya Pradesh Road Tax

The road tax in Madhya Pradesh is assessed and collected by the Madhya Pradesh Regional Transport Office (RTO).

This department uses the funds collected to maintain and construct roads. MP RTO tax complies with the M.P. Motoryan Karadhan Adhiniyam, 1991.

The payment of road tax is mandatory as per law, similar to other law-mandated rules like buying car/bike insurance for your new vehicle, following traffic rules, etc.

Madhya Pradesh Road Tax Calculation

In Madhya Pradesh, the regional transport office (RTO) collects road tax payments. The vehicle road tax in Madhya Pradesh is payable quarterly, half-yearly, or annually. The RTO issues you a token as proof of payment which you need to display on your vehicle.

The Madhya Pradesh road tax calculation is one of the simplest in the country. It is based on the following:

  • Model

  • Make

  • Usage

Let's take a closer look at how tax is calculated in Madhya Pradesh for various categories of vehicles.

Road Tax in Madhya Pradesh for Two-Wheelers

While computing the road tax for a two-wheeler in Madhya Pradesh, the unladen weight of the vehicle matters. See the table below for the categories and applicable road tax for two-wheelers in Madhya Pradesh.

Road Tax in Madhya Pradesh for Two-Wheeler 

Vehicle Weight

Tax Rate Payable (per quarter)

70 kg or less

Rs. 18

Over 70 kg

Rs. 28

Road Tax in Madhya Pradesh for Four-Wheelers 

Even with cars, the road tax in Madhya Pradesh is calculated based on the unladen weight of the vehicle. There are four tax slabs for car road tax in Madhya Pradesh. Following are the details of the same:

Vehicle Weight

Tax Rate Payable (per quarter)

800 kg or less

Rs. 64

Over 800 kg up to 1,600 kg

Rs. 112

Over 1,600 kg up to 2,400 kg

Rs. 132

Over 2,400 kg up to 3,000 kg

Rs. 150

Road Tax for Commercial Vehicles in Madhya Pradesh

With passenger commercial vehicles like taxis and autos, the seating capacity is taken into consideration to calculate road tax in Madhya Pradesh. There are no one-time payments – a vehicle owner has to pay annually, half-yearly or quarterly.

The quarterly RTO road tax slabs are as follows:

No. of Passengers (Excluding Driver)

Quarterly Tax Payment

1 to 50 passengers

Rs. 60 per seat

Road Tax for Other State Vehicles in Madhya Pradesh

There is no MP road tax for other state vehicles not registered in Madhya Pradesh. Such vehicles will have to pay taxes as per the M.P. Motoryan Karadhan Adhiniyam, 1991.

Penalty For Non-payment of Road Tax in Madhya Pradesh

The laws for non-payment of road tax in Madhya Pradesh are quite strict. According to the M.P. Motoryan Karadhan Adhiniyam rules, any vehicle owner who doesn't pay road tax will have to pay an amount of 4% of the unpaid amount. This is in addition to the uncleared road tax amount that is also payable.

Non-payment of vehicle road tax and the fine applicable thereof can result in the seizure of the vehicle.

How to Pay Madhya Pradesh Road Tax Online?

Online road tax payment in Madhya Pradesh is a quick and easy process. To pay vehicle tax online in Madhya Pradesh, follow these simple steps:

  • Visit the official website

  • Fill in your information.

  • Once you have provided the requested information, you will reach a payment gateway.

  • You can pay either through a debit card, credit card, or net banking.

  • Once you choose your payment option with the necessary details, you will receive a one-time password (OTP) on your registered mobile number.

  • Enter the OTP and press "Submit."

  • You will then receive a confirmation message and a receipt for your road tax payment.

  • Keep your payment details safe, and don't forget to put a hard copy in your vehicle to produce on demand during an RTO check.

If you want to pay your car road tax or for any other type of vehicle in Madhya Pradesh offline, then you can do so. This is a common means of payment in this state.

For offline payments, visit the nearest RTO. After providing all your details and documentary proof, you need to make a payment. You can pay in cash, through a debit card, credit card, or UPI.

Once you have made the payment, the officer will give you a road tax receipt as proof of payment which you should keep carefully to produce if requested during a road tax check.

List Of Different Motor Insurance Plans

Additionally, when you buy a vehicle, having motor insurance is as important as paying your road tax in India. To drive a vehicle, it is compulsory to buy at least third-party insurance as per The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988.

Moreover, you never know when you might face damage to your vehicle or even loss of it through theft. A motor insurance policy will pay expenses incurred in the unfortunate event of damage to or theft of your vehicle.

A reliable car insurance provider like ACKO will offer you a plan that suits your insurance requirements.

Car Insurance Bike Insurance
Comprehensive Car Insurance Comprehensive Bike Insurance
Third-Party Car Insurance Third-Party Bike Insurance
Commercial Car Insurance

Summing Up

Ultimately, all vehicle owners in Madhya Pradesh have to pay road tax. Non-payment of road tax can lead to unwarranted fines and even seizure of your vehicle. To avoid that, keep this guide to MP road tax handy and pay the right amount on time.

You should hold a valid motor insurance policy as per the provisions stated in the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. To that end, we at ACKO offer different plans for all your needs. Check out the plans and pick one best suited for your needs to secure your vehicle!


Here are some questions to the answers related to road tax in Madhya Pradesh.


Do I have to pay toll as well as road tax in Madhya Pradesh? 

The MP Motoryan Karadhan Adhiniyam rules state that you need to pay road tax in Madhya Pradesh. The amount of toll depends on where you are travelling in Madhya Pradesh.

Explain Green Tax in Madhya Pradesh.

By Green Tax, we mean an extra amount you pay in addition to your road tax. The amount for Green Tax can differ from 10% to 25% of your road tax, and it is system generated.

Green Tax is intended to curb the use of old, polluting vehicles over 15 years old.

Do I need a Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate to drive a vehicle in Madhya Pradesh?

The Central Motor Vehicles Act of 1989 makes it mandatory for all vehicles plying on Indian roads to carry a PUC certificate. Therefore, if you use a vehicle in Madhya Pradesh, you should also have a PUC certificate.

Is it possible to make an online road tax payment in Madhya Pradesh?

Online payment is possible on the state's official website. You only need to follow the steps mentioned to pay the MP online road tax for your vehicle.

When is the right time to pay my road tax in Madhya Pradesh?

Road tax in Madhya Pradesh is payable annually, half-yearly, or quarterly. Paying your vehicle road tax 15 days prior to the due date is the best time.

What are the necessary documents you need to produce to pay road tax in Madhya Pradesh?

Before paying your vehicle’s road tax, collect all your documents. These documents include a valid motor insurance policy, PUC certificate, and registration certificate (RC) of your vehicle.

You will also need to produce KYC documents such as ID proof, Aadhar card, proof of address, voter ID card, and a copy of your latest utility bill.

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Disclaimer: The content on this page is generic and shared only for informational and explanatory purposes. It is based on several secondary sources on the internet, and is subject to changes.


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