Congestion tax in Stockholm

Congestion tax is charged for vehicles registered in Sweden and outside Sweden that are driven into and out of central Stockholm, Mondays to Fridays between 06.30 and 18.29.

The tax is not charged on weekends or public holidays, on a day preceding a public holiday or during the month of July. Some vehicles are exempt from congestion tax.

Vehicles are automatically registered at 'control points' during the periods when congestion tax is charged. Each passage into or out of central Stockholm costs SEK 10, 15 or 20, depending on the time of day. The maximum amount per day and vehicle is SEK 60.

Monthly payments

At the end of each month, the Swedish Transport Agency sends out a payment slip to owners of vehicles registered in Sweden. If the vehicle is registered abroad, the Swedish Transport Agency has entrusted a notification partner to identify the owner of the vehicle, send out invoices to and obtain payments from the vehicle owner via EPASS24.

The invoice contains information on the number of times the vehicle drove past a control point in the previous calendar month and the total amount to pay. The amount must be in the announced account no later than the date shown on the invoice.

It is not possible to pay anything at a control point. The owner of the vehicle is responsible for paying the tax, even if they have not received a payment slip. If the tax is not paid on time, a surcharge of SEK 500 will be imposed.

Month 1Month 2Month 3
The vehicle's passages during Month 1 are registered.  The tax decision for Month 1 is determined and a payment slip is issued at the end of Month 2. The payment for Month 1 should be registered with the Swedish Transport Agency on the last day of Month 3.

Monthly payments from and including 1 August 2008.

The Congestion Tax Act (2004:629) regulates this tax. (In Swedish only.)