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A Complete Guide on Road Tax in Nagaland

Team AckoApr 11, 2024

Nagaland is a beautiful state that comprises one of the states of the famous Seven Sisters of India. It is a state defined by its mountains and abundant greenery. The state is also characterised by its natural attractions, such as the wonders of the Shilloi Lake, and the untamed wilderness of the Ntkani National Park, among many others.

If you are a vehicle owner residing in Nagaland or a tourist visiting the state to experience the above-mentioned wonders, then you are required to pay the mandatory Nagaland Road Tax as stipulated by the Nagaland Motor Vehicles Taxation Act of 1967.

The Act also mentions various aspects regarding the different rates of road tax, its payment, penalties levied upon its non-payment, road tax levied on vehicles from a different state, etc. You can find more information on these salient points below.




Nagaland Road Tax 

Nagaland has more than 15,000 km of surfaced roads.  Infrastructure development challenges often plague the State Government due to hilly terrain, such as roads with potholes, etc.

These roads develop potholes due to natural factors such as heavy rainfall, which also causes landslides etc., bringing the movement of vehicles and people to a halt.

The State Government thus levies the mandatory road tax on vehicle owners motoring through the state or travelling and utilises it for the maintenance and repair of its old roadways and the construction of newer ones.

The road tax levied is mandatory as per the Nagaland Motor Vehicles Taxation Act of 1967.

Nagaland Road Tax Calculation

Every state in India charges a different amount of road tax. The applicable road tax in Nagaland levied on all vehicle owners, residing in or plying their vehicles through the state is calculated based on the following criteria:

  • Type of Vehicle

  • Price of the Vehicle

  • Manufacturer of the Vehicle

  • Purpose of the Vehicle

  • Age of the Vehicle

  • State in which the Vehicle was made

Road Tax in Nagaland for Two-Wheelers

The road tax in Nagaland levied upon two-wheeler owners is usually a one-time tax paid for the next 15 years. 

The table depicting the values for the Road Tax in Nagaland levied on Two-Wheeler-owners has been provided below:

Type of vehicle

Road Tax for 15 years (in Rs.)


5% of the cost of the vehicle

Road Tax in Nagaland for Three-Wheelers

Mostly, in Nagaland, three-wheeler vehicles constitute auto-rickshaws. These auto-rickshaws are primarily used to transport people within the various city boundaries.

The road tax in Nagaland for these three-wheelers has been mentioned in the table below:

Type of Vehicle

Road Tax for 15 years (in Rs.)


10% of the cost of the vehicle

Road Tax in Nagaland For Four-Wheelers

The RTO tax details for four-wheelers that vehicle owners use for their personal use are listed in the table below:

Type of Vehicle

Road tax for four-wheelers


5% of the price of the vehicle

Road Tax for Commercial Vehicles in Nagaland

In general, there are two uses for four-wheelers, personal or commercial. Most four-wheelers in use are commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles essentially refer to vehicles utilised by companies and individuals, to facilitate the movement of goods or cargo across state boundaries for trade purposes.

Such vehicles include trucks, flatbed trailers attached to trucks etc.

Here's the road tax in Nagaland levied on commercial vehicles represented in the table below: 

Type of Vehicle

Road Taxes Levied as per Price (Rs.)

Road Taxes Levied as per vehicle tonnage (Rs.)

Non-Transport Vehicles

5% of the price of the vehicle


Transport Vehicles (Goods) (By Tonnage)



(1-2) Metric Tonnes


500 annually

(2-5) Metric Tonnes


1,000 annually

(5-10) Metric Tonnes


1,500 annually

(10-20) Metric Tonnes


2,000 annually

(20 -30) Metric Tonnes


2,500 annually

Above 30 Metric Tonnes


3,000 annually

Road Tax For Other State Vehicles In Nagaland

The vehicles that permanently enter the state border of Nagaland have to pay a certain road tax, the rates for which can be observed in the table below:

Type of the Vehicle

Road Tax in Nagaland

Any kind of vehicle

Equal to the price of the vehicle after adjusting for depreciation at 7% p.a.

How to Pay Nagaland Road Tax Online?

If You Want to Pay The Road tax in Nagaland Through an Online Mode of Payment, You Should Try These Steps:

Step1: Visit the official website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways called Vahan portal.

Step2: There, you need to select Nagaland in the State drop-down menu. 

Step 3: Similarly, choose the Vehicle Type, Vehicle Class, Vehicle category, Registration date, Purchase date, and Tax Mode from the drop-down menu on the website. 

Step 4: After that, fill in the captcha box for verification.

Step 5: Press on get Tax Details. Here you will know what road tax is in Nagaland for your vehicle.

Step 6: Proceed to pay your Nagaland road tax.

Step 7: Collect your receipt from the website.

You can also pay your road tax in Nagaland offline by following below steps

Step 1: Making your way to the nearest RTO office.

Step 2: Filling in all the requisite forms as handed to you by the concerned officer.

Step 3: Paying the applicable Nagaland road tax via a cheque, demand draft, or in cash, as per your available means of payment.

Make sure you complete your payment on time to avoid the penalty levied for non-payment of the same.

Penalty For Non-Payment Of Road Tax in Nagaland

You can refer to the official website of the Nagaland Transport Department under the State Government to calculate your penalty.

List Of Different Motor Insurance Plans

Meanwhile, it would be best to look at different Motor Insurance Plans, since vehicular insurance is a mandatory requirement per The Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. People who do not follow the mandate of the Act are liable to face stern legal action for the same. 

They should buy vehicle insurance from reputed providers such as ACKO and keep the policy active by making timely payments for the same.

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

Concluding Remarks

People should thus not forget to pay the compulsory road tax in Nagaland as per the mandate of the Nagaland Motor Vehicles Taxation Act of 1967. to prevent undue penalties from being levied on them by the State Government.

They should also ensure that they purchase their vehicular insurance policies in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988. They can purchase the same from ACKO, as doing so will prevent any undue financial expenditure or strain in the event of any mishap.

Frequently Asked Questions



Can I Check the Validity With the Registration Number of the Vehicle?

Yes, you can check the validity of the taxes related to your vehicle by using its registration number. 

Where Can I Pay My Vehicle Tax?

You can pay your vehicle tax offline by going to the relevant RTO office with all the required documents. You can also pay your road tax in Nagaland through the online portal of eVAHAN. Follow the steps in the Online Payment section to pay the road tax online.  

Can I Pay My Road Tax Online?

Yes, you can pay your road tax online from the government's online payment website, eVAHAN. You need to follow some simple steps mentioned above in the article. 

Why Is Road Tax Taken by the Government? 

Roads connect people and places, and the government is responsible for building and maintaining them. The government imposes road tax on the vehicle owners to use that money to maintain and build roads. 

Can I Drive Other State Vehicles in Nagaland

Yes, you can drive other state vehicles in Nagaland. You will have to pay State or Border charges at the toll check post when you enter the state border. 

How can I check my road tax in Nagaland

You can use the e-VAHAN portal to check your road tax in Nagaland.

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