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Uttarakhand Road Tax: Complete Guide on Calculation, Rates & Payment

Team AckoApr 11, 2024

The government of Uttarakhand charges a state road tax for all vehicles that enter or leave using the road network in the region. The amount of road tax depends on several factors, such as the make and model of your vehicle. 

Read on for a comprehensive guide on the Uttarakhand road tax!




Uttarakhand Road Tax

The Uttarakhand Government has imposed a road tax on all vehicles registered in the state. The amount of tax levied, depends on the type of vehicle. The tax collected is used to maintain and improve the quality of the roads in Uttarakhand. The Uttarakhand Motor Vehicle Taxation Act outlines the method for determining the tax that must be paid by vehicle owners, making it convenient to impose and collect taxes.

Uttarakhand Road Tax Calculation

In Uttarakhand, the RTO (Regional Transport Office) collects road tax from all vehicle owners in the state. A few different charges are associated with this tax, including the central government's Road Tax (CGT) and the State Transport Authority of Uttarakhand's (STAUT) road tax.

The calculation of road tax in Uttarakhand is based on several factors. This includes:

  • Vehicle's seating capacity

  • Vehicle's age

  • Vehicle's engine capacity

  • Fuel type

  • Vehicle's weight

  • Category of the vehicle

  • Price of the vehicle

Road Tax in Uttarakhand for Two-Wheelers

In Uttarakhand, two-wheelers can be taxed according to their price. Here's a table with the road tax details for the same:

Vehicle Price

(One-Time) Tax Rate

Under Rs. 10 lakhs

6% of the price

Exceeding Rs. 10 lakhs

8% of the price

In addition, the state of Uttarakhand requires all two-wheeler owners to contribute an annual tax of Rs. 200 for the vehicle.

Road Tax in Uttarakhand for Three-Wheelers

Here is a table detailing the road tax details for three-wheelers in Uttarakhand:

Vehicle Type

One-Time Annual Tax

Three-wheelers [with a seating capacity for 3 people (excluding the driver)]

Rs. 10,000

Road Tax in Uttarakhand for Four-Wheelers

In Uttarakhand, four-wheelers can be taxed according to their price. Here's a table with the road tax details for the same:

Vehicle Price

(One-Time) Tax Rate

Under Rs. 10 lakhs

6% of the price

Exceeding Rs. 10 lakhs

8% of the price

Uttarakhand's road tax slabs are also based on the four-wheeler vehicle's weight is detailed in the table below:

Weight of Vehicle

Yearly Tax

Vehicles with a weight under 1,000 kg

Rs. 1,000

Vehicles with a weight ranging from 1,000 - 5,000 kg

Rs. 2,000

Vehicles with a weight of over 5,000 kg

Rs. 4,000

Commercial Vehicles Road Tax in Uttarakhand

For commercial vehicles, the tax levied is based on the passenger seating capacity. The table below details the road tax based on this factor:

Seating (Capacity-wise)

Taxation per year

(One-Time) Tax

Less than 3-person vehicles

Rs. 730

Rs. 10,000

Less than 3-6 person vehicles

Rs. 730

Rs. 10,000

More than 7-person vehicles

Rs. 1,700

Rs. 10,000

Road Tax for Other State Vehicles in Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand, road tax is levied on all other state vehicles except those belonging to the Central Government and the Armed Forces. The rates of road tax for these vehicles are detailed below:

Description of Vehicles

Tax per Month

Tax per Quarter

Tax per year (Rs.)

One-Time Tax (Rs.)

Two-Wheeler and Three- Wheeler Motor cabs (with a seating capacity for 3 people, excluding the driver)





Three Wheeler Motor Cabs (with a seating capacity for 6 people or less)





Three Wheeler Motor Cabs (with a seating capacity for 7 people or less)





Goods Vehicle (the Gross Vehicle Weight not extending 3,000 Kilograms for every metric ton of the Gross vehicle weight)





How to Pay Uttarakhand Road Tax Online?

You can pay your Uttrakhand road tax online via the Parivahan website or in person when you visit your local RTO to register your vehicle.

Here are the steps to be followed to pay the road tax online:

Step 1: Go to the official Vahan Portal.

Step 2: Click on the "Online Services" menu and click on "Vehicle Related Services".

Step 3:  In the next window, select the state of Uttarakhand.

Step 4: Select the correct RTO from the given list and click on proceed. 

Step 5: At the next window, click on "Pay your Tax."

Step 6: You will be asked for your vehicle's registration number and the last five characters of the chassis number. Click on "Verify Details".

Step 7: Verify your mobile number by using the OTP. 

Step 8: Once your details have been verified, you can pay the tax online and receive a confirmation.

To pay the road tax in Uttarakhand through an offline mode of payment, follow these steps:

Step1: Visit the nearest RTO with the Registration Certificate (RC) of the vehicle, certificate of Insurance of the vehicle, a copy of the vehicle's invoice, Documents to serve as proof of address. (Passport, Utility Bills, Voter ID card, etc.)

Step2: Get the documents verified.

Step3: Pay your road tax via UPI or cash.

Penalty for Non-Payment of Road Tax in Uttarakhand

You may be subject to a fine if you don't pay your road tax in Uttarakhand. The amount of the fine will depend on the type of vehicle you are driving. The following table covers the penalty for which you might be liable:

Vehicle (type)

Penalty amount


Rs. 200

Four wheelers

Rs. 500

List of Different Motor Insurance Plans

According to the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, having insurance coverage for your automobile is a legal necessity. Failure to comply may result in fines as well as liability issues. The table below lists a few insurance plans which you must consider:

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

As per the Uttarakhand Motor Vehicles (Fourth Amendment) Rules 2016, all vehicle owners must make timely payments of the Uttarakhand road tax. It is also important to ensure that your vehicle is registered and clear of any dues.

In addition to the road tax, another crucial element when owning a vehicle would be to have a valid motor insurance. It protects you from financial losses due to damage to your vehicle or third-party property/life. ACKO provides various insurance policies online with several add-ons to choose from.

Frequently Asked Questions



Can I check the registration validity of my vehicle in Uttarakhand?

If you own a car registered in Uttarakhand and want to know if the registration is valid, it's best to contact the Regional Transport Office (RTO). The RTO will check your car's registration number and confirm its validity. If your car's registration is invalid, the RTO can help you get it corrected. You can even check the status of your registration online through the eVAHAN website. 

Where can I pay my vehicle tax?

There are several ways to pay the road tax: by cheque, online (through the government Vahan portal) or by credit/debit card. You can also pay in cash at designated collection centres/RTOs across the state.

Can I pay my road tax online?

Yes, you can pay your road tax online using the eVAHAN website.

How can I check my road tax in Uttarakhand?

To check your road tax status, visit the Road Transport Authority website and enter your Vehicle Registration Number (VRN). Once you have entered your VRN, click on "Road Tax Status", which will take you to a page displaying all the details of your current road tax status, including the amount payable and the due date. 

Can I drive vehicles from another state in Uttarakhand?

Yes, you can drive a vehicle from another state in Uttarakhand. Your vehicle must have a valid registration certificate from the state it is registered in.

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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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