User charge (vignettes)

Traffic of buses (M2-M3), heavy vehicles (N1-N3) and their combinations as well as special road vehicles at A1–A18 primary roads is subjected to a particular road user charge.

Pursuant to Order No 3-97 of the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania the fact of payment of road user charges shall be confirmed by the use of a paper or an electronic vignette starting from 1 February 2018.

Only electronic vignettes are available from 21 August 2018. Paper vignettes will remain valid until the date indicated on vignettes and in accordance with the legal acts will be replaced by electronic vignettes throughout their entire duration.

Electronic vignette is an electronic entry in the National Traffic Information System that confirms the fact of payment of a road user charge. An electronic entry contains stored information about the date on which the vignette was purchased, the date of expiry (as to the accuracy of hours and minutes) and the vehicle‘s category and registration number.

There are four types of electronic vignettes: daily, weekly, monthly and yearly.

A road user shall set up the start date and time of an electronic vignette. An electronic vignette that is valid for a day (daily) expires after 24 hours counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette; an electronic vignette that is valid for a week (weekly) expires after 7 days inclusive counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette; an electronic vignette that is valid for a month (monthly) expires on the same day of the next month counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette; an electronic vignette that is valid for one year (yearly) is valid for a period of 12 months counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette.

Road users are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided at the time of purchasing an electronic vignette. Electronic vignettes are available on the website, at distribution points and via a mobile app.

Paper Vignette means a sticker containing two parts: 1) the main part and 2) the control coupon.

The main part of a paper vignette indicates year, month, day and validity period; the category of the vehicle and its logo, space (box) for the insertion of the vehicle‘s plate number; instructions for use in Lithuanian and English.

The control coupon indicates the year of validity, the exact period of validity (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly), category of the vehicle and its logo, and space (box) for the insertion of the vehicle‘s plate number.

A paper vignette shall be deemed valid providing that it is accurately filled in, marked, its main part is stuck on the inside of the windshield of the vehicle as required in the instructions for use, and accompanied with a control coupon.

The vehicle‘s plate number shall be clearly written in the provided box on both: the paper vignette and the control coupon.

When collecting a paper vignette, road users shall check its type, the category of the vehicle named in the vignette as well as the accuracy of the validity period. Road users shall be liable for the use of improper vignette or vignette of a wrong category, improperly marked or unmarked vignette, incorrectly filled or unfilled vignette as well as for failure to stick the main part of vignette to the windshield of the vehicle.

The following legal acts regulate the user charge (available only in Lithuanian):

Law on Financing the Road Maintenance and Development Programme of the Republic of Lithuania

Resolution No 20 of the Government of Lithuania of 9 January 2015 Amending Government Resolution No 447 of 21 April 2005 on the Implementation of the Law on the Financing of the Road Maintenance and Development Programme of the Republic of Lithuania

Order of the Minister of Transport and Communications of the Lithuanian Republic On the Approval of Description of the Form of Vignettes, Requirements, Procedure of Acquisition and Use Thereof

Order No V-241 of the Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of 31 October 2018 “Regarding the Approval of the Description of the Requirements of Electronic Vignettes and of the Procedure for Their Distribution and Use”

Valid from 10-01-2015:

 

Note. Road users purchase vignettes according to the vehicle‘s category and class indicated in the document, which confirms the registration of the motor vehicle, or according to the permissible maximum mass of the vehicle and/or the number of seats in cases where the vehicle category and class are not indicated.

User charge shall be paid for using the following roads of the highest category (main roads) from A1 to A18:

  • A1 Vilnius–Kaunas–Klaipėda (10.15 – 91.00 km; 102.93 – 303.74 km);
  • A2 Vilnius–Panevėžys (12.00 – 132.70 km);
  • A3 Vilnius–Minsk (6.65 – 32.91 km);
  • A4 Vilnius–Varėna–Grodno (15.51 – 133.96 km);
  • A5 Kaunas–Marijampolė–Suwalki (7.60 – 97.06 km);
  • A6 Kaunas–Zarasai–Daugavpils (6.02 – 185.40 km);
  • A7 Marijampolė–Kybartai–Kaliningrad (2.50 – 41.92 km);
  • A8 Panevėžys–Aristava–Sitkūnai (7.50 – 87.86 km);
  • A9 Panevėžys–Šiauliai (5.00 – 75.14 km);
  • A10 Panevėžys–Pasvalys–Riga (4.57 – 66.10 km);
  • A11 Šiauliai–Palanga (2.65 – 146.41 km);
  • A12 Riga–Šiauliai–Tauragė–Kaliningrad (0 – 49.70 km; 59.43 – 185.96 km);
  • A13 Klaipėda–Liepaja (11.00 – 24 77 km; 26.75 – 45.15 km);
  • A14 Vilnius–Utena (10.66 – 95.60 km);
  • A15 Vilnius–Lida (10.66 – 49.28 km);
  • A16 Vilnius–Prienai–Marijampolė (15.55 – 135.48 km);
  • A17 Panevėžys bypass (0 – 22.28 km);
  • A18 Šiauliai bypass (0 – 17.08 km).

 

Map of toll roads

 

This sign (No 840), specified in Annex 1 to the Road Traffic Regulations, approved by Resolution No 1950 of the Government of the Lithuanian Republic, mounted with the road number, marks the beginning of the toll road, for which bus or heavy vehicle‘s owners or holders shall pay the road user‘s charge.


 

 

There are 4 types of vignettes: daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. A road user is responsible for setting up the start date and time of an electronic vignette in the National Traffic Information System. An electronic vignette that is valid for a day expires after 24 hours counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette; an electronic vignette that is valid for a week expires after 7 days inclusive counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette; an electronic vignette that is valid for a month expires on the same day of the next month counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette; an electronic vignette that is valid for one year is valid for a period 12 months counting from the start of the validity period of an electronic vignette.

Yearly paper vignettes are valid for a period of 12 months starting from the said date (for example, from 20 February 2018 to 19 February 2019 inclusive).

Electronic vignettes are available at vignette distribution points, on the website designed for vignette distribution and via a mobile app.

Vehicle owners or users (drivers) can pay a vehicle user charge and purchase a vignette(-s) in the petrol stations as well as at the border crossing points of the Republic of Lithuania and in other places marked with special signs.

Information sign marking vignette selling points:

The addresses of vignette selling points

Order vignettes by the Internet

An electronic vignette is invalid and the payment of a vehicle user charge shall be considered not to have been made if:

  1. a vignette belongs to a price category or to a vehicle of the category that is different from the category that is actually established for the vehicle inspected, except where the price of the vignette exceeds that required for the vehicle inspected;
  2. incorrect data is entered.

Road users are responsible for the accuracy of the information entered when purchasing an electronic vignette. The responsibility for the use of an electronic vignette of a wrong type, category or inaccurately completed lies within the road user.

The vignette shall be invalid and the user charge shall be regarded as not paid in the following cases:

  1. The vignette is of other price category or intended for other vehicle category than the actual vehicle except for the cases when the price of the vignette is higher than required for the actual vehicle;
  2. The main part of the vignette was not applied using its original sticky surface to the windscreen in the place indicated by the user instructions;
  3. The beginning of the validity term of the vignette is not properly indicated or not indicated at all, or if the validity term has ended, or if a day and/or month was indicated more than once;
  4. The plate number is not entered clearly, entered more than once or not entered at all in the main part and/of coupon of the vignette, or if the number fails to correspond with the actual plate number (indicated in the registration certificate of the vehicle) of the vehicle under inspection;
  5. Data (beginning of validity term and number, the vehicle‘s plate number) indicated in the main part of the vignette and coupon differ;
  6. Failure to provide the control coupon.

In case any of the requirements above is not met during the inspection of the vehicle, the sanctions provided for by the Code of Administrative Law Violation of the Republic of Lithuania shall be imposed upon the owners and/or users (drivers) of the vehicle.

Important information

Amendment, replacement of electronic vignettes and money refund

An electronic vignette can be amended, replaced or money paid for an electronic vignette can be refunded in the cases listed below. This requires an application and other necessary documents to be submitted (all documents in one letter) by sending an e-mail to lakd@lakd.lt and info@keliumokestis.lt.

1. Electronic vignettes can be amended:

1.1. after changing the vehicle‘s plate number;

1.2. when the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased is irreversibly damaged during the road accident, in the event of natural disasters, fire;

1.3. when a mistake was made at the time of entering a plate number of the vehicle and/or the vehicle category and/or the emission class;

1.4. when the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased has been stolen;

1.5. when the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased has been sold;

2. Road users who want to amend an electronic vignette must send an application by e-mail to the Lithuanian Road Administration and the documents that are listed below attached thereto:

2.1. In case referred to in sub-item 1.1 of the Description:

2.1.1. the document certifying the fact of loss or change of the vehicle‘s plate number;

2.1.2. a copy of a new registration certificate of the vehicle;

2.1.3. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette;

2.2. In case referred to in sub-item 1.2 of the Description:

2.2.1. copies of the documents proving the fact that the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased has incurred irreversible damage during a road accident, in the event of natural disasters, fire;

2.2.2. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle to which the transfer of an electronic vignette is requested;

2.2.3. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette;

2.3. In case referred to in sub-item 1.3 of the Description:

2.3.1. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette;

2.3.2. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle for which the applicant wanted to purchase an electronic vignette;

2.4. In case referred to in sub-item 1.4 of the Description:

2.4.1. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette;

2.4.2. the document issued by an insurance company or police on the investigation carried out of the road accident during which the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased incurred damage;

2.4.3. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle if not lost during the road accident;

2.4.4. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle to which the transfer of an electronic vignette is requested;

2.5. In case referred to in sub-item 1.5 of the Description:

2.5.1. a copy of the vehicle‘s purchase-sale agreement;

2.5.2. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased;

2.5.3. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle to which the transfer of an electronic vignette is requested;

2.5.4. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette.

3. In case referred to in sub-item 1.3 of the Description, an electronic vignette can be replaced only once throughout its entire duration.

4. In case referred to in sub-item 1.3 of the Description, the duration of the replaced electronic vignette shall not be extended and the money paid shall not be refunded.

5. In case referred to in sub-item 1.3 of the Description, the incorrect data of an electronic vignette are changed retroactively.

6. Daily electronic vignettes can be replaced only in case referred to in sub-item 1.3.

7. Electronic vignettes, with the exception of daily vignettes, are replaced during the period of their validity. The duration of the replaced electronic vignette is the same. Replacement of electronic vignettes is free of charge, which takes 3 working days from the moment of submitting the documents.

8. In the event the vehicle is deregistered from the Register of Road Vehicles of the Republic of Lithuania, a part of a road user charge paid for electronic vignettes that are valid for one year can be refunded to the vehicle user. The Lithuanian Road Administration is responsible for the calculation of the amount to be refunded at the request of the vehicle user and for the refund of a road user charge paid in excess to the vehicle user not later than within 30 calendar days.

9. In the event the vehicle is deregistered from the Register of Road Vehicles of the Republic of Lithuania, the vehicle user shall submit an application to the Lithuanian Road Administration for the refund of a part of a road user charge paid in excess. The applicant must also indicate his particulars and the number of the bank account to which money should be transferred, and must also enclose thereto the documents listed below:

9.1. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle;

9.2. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette;

9.3. the document confirming the fact that the vehicle was deregistered from the Register of Road Vehicles of the Republic of Lithuania.

10. The vehicle holder who has purchased a cheaper electronic vignette of a wrong category or a vignette corresponding to a wrong emission class can submit an application by e-mail to the Lithuanian Road Administration to replace the type of an electronic vignette by paying the difference in prices. In this case the road user should transfer a required amount to the bank account specified by the Lithuanian Road Administration and should submit an application and the documents listed below:

10.1. a copy of the registration certificate of the vehicle for which an electronic vignette was purchased.

10.2. a copy of the document confirming the fact of purchasing an electronic vignette;

10.3. a copy of the payment order showing the vehicle‘s plate number indicated under the payment purpose.

11. Having examined a request to change the type of an electronic vignette, a representative from the Lithuanian Road Administration shall within 3 working days amend the type of an electronic vignette and inform the road user by sending a notification by the e-mail address specified.

12. When a road user charge that has been paid is the same as required for the vehicle of that category, or higher, then a road user charge is deemed to be paid and no compensation is provided for in this case.

13. In cases where a road user purchases more than one electronic vignette of the same type and period for the same vehicle, and the road user applies to the Lithuanian Road Administration not later than after 24 hours, one of the electronic vignettes can be transferred to another period.

14.  An electronic vignette can be adjusted or cancelled, and the total amount equal to the value of an electronic vignette can be withdrawn at the distribution points within 1 hour of purchase of the electronic vignette. Such amendment can be made only at the distribution point where the vignette has been purchased.

15. The vignette‘s duration and the vehicle‘s plate number can be changed before the electronic vignette becomes effective.

Applicants who want to replace a paper vignette can send an application and the documents specified by registered mail or may arrive in the Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Transport and Communications. However, this requires registration by phone in advance: +370 5 232 9740, +370 5 232 9697, +370 5 232 9721.

Vignettes can be replaced in the following cases:

1. When the windscreen of the vehicle the main part of the vignette was applied to was broken or cracked.

To replace the vignette, road users shall submit a letter of application and the following documents to the Lithuanian Road Administration:

1) the vignette‘s control coupon;

2) a copy of the vehicle's registration certificate;

3) a receipt, an invoice or any other document certifying the acquisition of the vignette.

2. If the vehicle is damaged irreparably in case of a road accident or fire as well as in case of breakdown of the vehicle when its repair is inexpedient.

To replace the vignette, road users shall submit a letter of application and the following documents to the Lithuanian Road Administration:

1) the control coupon if it was not destroyed during the fire;

2) the document from the state company Regitra on the withdrawal of the vehicle from the Road Vehicle Register Database;

3) the document from a certified utilization company confirming the acceptance to utilize the vehicle;

4) a receipt, an invoice or any other document certifying the acquisition of the vignette.

3. In case of loss of the control coupon.

To replace the vignette, road users shall submit a letter of application and the following documents to the Lithuanian Road Administration:

1) the main part of the vignette that at least 3 of 7 numbers of the series and the letter are visible;

2) a copy of the vehicle's registration certificate;

3) a receipt, an invoice or any other document certifying the purchase of the vignette.

4. In case of theft of the vehicle.

To replace the vignette, road users shall submit a letter of application and the following documents to the Lithuanian Road Administration:

1) the control coupon if it was not lost during the accident;

2) the document from the police and (or) an insurance company on the investigation conducted;

3) a copy of the vehicle's registration certificate unless it was lost during an accident;

4) a receipt, an invoice or any other document certifying the purchase of the vignette.

5. In case of failure to write the vehicle‘s plate number on the vignette and/ or the vignette‘s control coupon correctly.

To replace the vignette, road users shall submit a letter of application and the following documents to the Lithuanian Road Administration:

1) the vignette;

2) a copy of the vehicle's registration certificate, for which an application to issue a vignette registration was submitted;

3) a receipt, an invoice or any other document certifying the purchase of the vignette.

6. In case of selling the vehicle.

To replace the vignette, road users shall submit a letter of application and the following documents to the Lithuanian Road Administration:

1) the vehicle‘s sale-purchase agreement;

2) the vignette‘s control coupon;

3) a receipt, an invoice or any other document certifying the purchase of the vignette.

In the case specified in Clause 5, a letter of application on the replacement of the vignette and other related documents shall be submitted by road users to the Lithuanian Road Administration not later than within 5 days from the day of purchasing of the vignette. The vignette to be replaced must be original, i.e. the control coupon shall not to be separated (torn) from the main part of the vignette or unstuck from the main part or otherwise technically damaged (except for the indication of the date of validity). The plate number to be replaced shall be entered on the vignette clearly, not more than once.

The vignette shall be replaced at the Lithuanian Road Administration during its validity term. The replaced vignette shall have the same validity term. In cases specified in Clauses 1 and 3, the replaced vignette is issued for the same vehicle, and in cases specified in Clauses 2, 4, 5 and 6, for another but of the same category vehicle. If the receipt of purchasing the vignette or the invoice, etc. is not submitted or the exact date of purchasing the vignette is not clear from the documents submitted, the beginning of the validity of the vignette shall be indicated from the first day of the month, as indicated in the coupon. Weekly and monthly vignettes are not replaceable in the case indicated in Clause 6, and in other cases, they are replaceable only when the receipt of the vignette purchase or invoice, etc. is submitted. When replacing the vignette no additional charges are paid.

When replacing the state number plates, the vignette remains valid despite the fact it indicates the old state plate number. During the inspection of the vehicle, the owner or user (driver) of the vehicle shall provide documents certifying that the plate number indicated in the vignette used to belong to the same vehicle.

Administrative Misdemeanour Code of the Lithuanian Republic, Article 463. Failure to pay the vehicle owner‘s or user‘s charge for the use of roads

  1. Failure to pay the vehicle owner‘s or user‘s charge for the use of state significance toll roads by special purpose road vehicles designed for special purposes, but not for the carriage of goods imposes a fine from one hundred and twenty to three hundred and forty EUR on drivers.
  2. Failure to pay the vehicle owner‘s or user‘s charge for the use of state significance toll roads by the vehicles of categories N1–N3, gross laden weight of which is up to 16 tonnes (inclusive), of agricultural entities imposes a fine from one hundred and twenty to three hundred and forty EUR on drivers.
  3. Failure to pay the vehicle owner‘s or user‘s charge for the use of state significance toll roads by vehicles of categories M2 and N1 imposes a fine from one hundred and seventy to three hundred and fifty EUR on drivers.
  4. Failure to pay the vehicle owner‘s or user‘s charge for the use of toll state significance roads by vehicles of categories M3, N2 and N3 imposes a fine from three hundred and fifty to seven hundred and fifty EUR on drivers.
Last updated: 12-02-2019