Prague, 25 September 2019 – The registration of vehicles for the new toll system in the Czech Republic has started. Hauliers are obliged to register in the new electronic toll system and to equip vehicles with the on-board unit no later than on the start date, i.e. 1 December 2019.
“Replacing the OBUs and having to register in the new system is probably the biggest complication awaiting hauliers. Therefore we have prepared the registration process to be as easy as possible. We would like to ask all hauliers not to leave their registration in the new system to the last minute, but to take advantage of the period of more than two extra months, during which toll change issues can be resolved before its launch,” said Matej Okáli, the CzechToll CEO.
Hauliers are obliged to register in the new electronic toll system and to equip the vehicles with the on-board unit no later than on the start date, i.e. 1 December 2019. A pre-condition for issuing the on-board unit is a payment of a deposit of CZK 2,468.
From 22 September 2019, hauliers can meet the obligation to register at more than 200 Points of Sale, at 15 selected branches of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, through Fuel Card Issuers or online at www.mytocz.eu. In the case of online registration, hauliers will receive the on-board by post (free shipping to the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland).
Complete information about the new toll system can be obtained by hauliers on the website www.mytocz.eu or on the customer service line +420 243 243 243, which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Summary of key dates for hauliers
22 September 2019
launch of the registration of hauliers in the new system – registration of vehicles and their operators in the new electronic toll system, distribution of the new OBUs to hauliers registering; even following registration the vehicle must be equipped with the current OBU for the old system; meanwhile the new unit can be located in the vehicle (parallel toll will not be charged from it)
1 December 2019
start of the new electronic toll system – from this date the haulier shall be obliged to have a vehicle fitted with a new OBU while on toll roads; meanwhile the old OBU can be located in the vehicle (parallel tolls will not be charged from it)
The principles of the toll system operation in the Czech Republic will remain unchanged. Charging is based on the type of vehicle and the distance driven on the toll road, where the use of a toll road by a motor vehicle with at least four wheels with the maximum permissible weight exceeding 3.5 tons shall be subject to toll payment.