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Abnormal Load Fees

This is a fee charged for carrying or pulling an abnormal load. The fee is charged as Abnormal Load Permit (ALP) measured by mass or Abnormal Size Permit (ASP) measured by length.These fees are collected from vehicles ferrying loads that exceed the road standard in length or width and the process involves a department in the Ministry of Transport (manual permit application process) and ZINARA (payment and receipting through SAP).


Axle Overload Fees

These are charged to motorists who would have overloaded their trucks beyond the required threshold as per the vehicle specifications and required standards.

  • The weight carried by the vehicle should be evenly distributed on the truck or trailer or the weight should not exceed maximum set for the truck or trailer.

  • A breach of the above mentioned result is a heavy fine charged and paid through Vehicle Inspection Department (VID). Only those that require payment plans have to be approved through ZINARA head office.

Road Tolling (Toll Fees)

The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is mandated to collect road tolls through Statutory Instrument 39 of 2009 and successive amendments. Toll fees are collected from designated trunk routes, especially major highways that connect Zimbabwe with neighbouring countries.

Introductory background on ZINARA Tolling Operations

The Zimbabwe Government adopted a policy of user-pay principle were road users pay as they use the road. ZINARA Tolling is guided by Statutory Instrument 39 of 2009 which has been amended several times over the past years.

At inception, road tolling started in Zimbabwe in 2009. Initially, a Statutory Instrument was promulgated to empower the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) to collect toll fees on behalf of ZINARA which at the time was not capacitated enough to undertake such a massive project. This saw ZIMRA employing staff and manning tollgates all around the country on major highways.

This period saw the collection of toll fees in the open on the gazetted tolling points. Tolling staff would just stand in the open and collect the fees. This was hazardous to the collectors as they risked being run over by unscrupulous motorists resisting to pay the fees.

Enforcement of collection was not efficient since it was done using the manual ticketing system which was open to abuse by the collectors due to the inherent loopholes in the manual system i.e.

  • Some collectors will allow motorists to pass without paying
  • Some motorists will negotiate for a lower toll fee
  • Some collectors were recycling tickets
  • It was difficult to ascertain the actual vehicle population

We learnt that manual collection systems are not efficient, difficult to audit, data is difficult to compile and reconcile.

Takeover of Toll fees Collection by ZINARA

In September 2013 the Statutory Instrument was amended to allow ZINARA to fully take over the collection of Toll fees from ZIMRA which was operating on an agency basis. From the lessons learnt, ZINARA working with its partners, developed a Computerised toll collection system.

ZINARA took over the collection of toll fees on the 1st of October 2013 after the amendment of the statutory instrument that empowered it to collect the fees on its own as it felt it had capacitated itself to run the project. The transition from ZIMRA to Zinara was a fairly smooth one as ZIMRA was willing to share information as well as documentation.

At takeover ZINARA crafted its own work flow procedures and documentation.

The computerised collection system worked to the advantage of Zinara:

  • Revenue collection efficiency improved by over 80%
  • Improved Auditability of revenue collected
  • Issue of counterfeit receipts was eliminated
  • Real time vehicle and revenue statistics were now available

The payments methods acceptable at the tollgates are:

  • Cash
  • Debit Card, VISA or Mastercard
  • ZINARA prepaid Card

These are discounted toll fees (USD10, monthly fee) paid by motorists who are resident within a 10km radius from a tollgate. Only private light vehicles (class 1 and 2) are eligible for discount.

  • A completed ZINARA Residential Tollgate Discount Application Form obtained from ZINARA offices or can be downloaded from the ZINARA website.
  • Confirmation slip of current residential address: recent water, ZESA, Rates Bill OR a letter of proof of residence from the local or district council or offer letter from the respective Ministry if settled at a farm.
  • A copy of Vehicle Registration Book with current residential address and in the name of the applicant.
  • A copy of Identity Card / Passport or Driver’s Licence of the applicant.
  • Only individually owned light motor vehicles qualify
  • Application approval process takes a minimum of TWO weeks.
  • Toll discount is applicable to vehicles which are registered and licensed in Zimbabwe.
  • Toll discount is strictly applicable to private light vehicles ONLY residing within a 10KM radius of the Tollgate area.
  • A fee of $10 per month will be payable on the day of approval of application and is payable up to a maximum of 4 months.

Transit Fees

This is a fee paid by truckers who are either transiting Zimbabwe via our national borders to neighboring countries or foreign registered truckers coming into the country.

The fees are collected by Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) at various border posts or inland VID offices. Points of collection include the following border posts; Chirundu, Kazungula, Forbes, Beitbridge, Nyamapanda, Victoria Falls and Plumtree. The inland VID depots that also collect the fees include; Eastlea, Belvedere, Chitungwiza, Marondera, Bindura, Mutare, Birchnough Bridge, Chinhoyi, Kadoma, Kwekwe, Bulawayo, Gweru, Hwange, Masvingo, Zvishavane, Chiredzi and Gwanda.

Transit Fees Rates as per the SI

  1. Mozambique Public Service Registered Vehicles Transit charges for public service vehicles registered in Mozambique shall be calculated at US 25 for every one hundred kilometer distance travelled.
  2. Malawi Public Service Registered Vehicles Transit charges for public service vehicles registered in Malawi, entering Zimbabwe shall be paid as follows: No Vehicle Description Transit Fee Amount
  3. Rigged trucks up to 3 axles US $ 14.00
  4. Trucks with less than 3 axles US $ 18.00
  5. Omnibuses per every 100 km distance travelled US $ 7.00
  6. All Other Foreign Registered Vehicles Transit charges for every one hundred kilometer distance travelled by public service vehicles registered outside Zimbabwe shall be paid in US $10/100km for each return journey.

Transit Fees Collection System

  • This is an application that was introduced on 16 April 2014 and it works as a point of sale system for the collection of Transit Fees across our 7 main border and 17 inland Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) Depots around the country.
  • At the border posts, the system is run by both ZINARA and VID staff. It is integrated with the Tolling System (ZIMTOLL) such that all transit vehicles are issued with a barcoded transit coupon which is then scanned and authenticated at the various tollgates manned by ZINARA.
  • The system now also handles prepaid transactions. One can obtain a prepaid card from the ZINARA selling points for use on tollgates and for purposes of managing transit fees prepayment by customers.

Vehicle Licence Fees

Vehicle Licence Fees is a road user charge managed by the ZINARA. The revenue collected from the vehicle licences is channeled towards road rehabilitation and maintenance that is carried out carried out by local authorities in rural areas, towns and urban councils. Such collection is governed by the provisions made in the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act (Chapter 13:14). The disbursement of funds to these authorities is based on submission of program of works, submission of acquittals of previous allocations and the type and size of road network in relation to vehicle population of that particular area. See more on disbursement

New tariffs as provision in Statutory Instrument No 15 of 2013


Net Mass 4 months 6 months 8 months 10 months 12 months
Up to 1500kg $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
1501kg to 2250kg $25.00 $37.50 $50.00 $62.50 $75.00
2251kg to 3000kg $30.00 $45.00 $60.00 $75.00 $90.00
3001kg to 3750kg $60.00 $82.50 $105.00 $127.50 $150.00
3751kg to 4250kg $75.00 $112.50 $150.00 $187.50 $225.00
4251kg to 5000kg $90.00 $135.00 $180.00 $225.00 $270.00
5001kg to 5750kg $100.00 $150.00 $200.00 $250.00 $300.00
5751kg to 6250kg $105.00 $157.50 $210.00 $262.50 $315.00
6251kg to 7000kg $120.00 $180.00 $240.00 $300.00 $360.00
7001kg to 7750kg $130.00 $192.50 $255.00 $317.50 $380.00
7751kg to 9250kg $140.00 $205.00 $270.00 $335.00 $400.00
9251kg to 10000kg $150.00 $220.00 $290.00 $360.00 $430.00
10001kg to 10750kg $200.00 $280.00 $360.00 $440.00 $520.00
10750 and above $300.00 $400.00 $500.00 $600.00 $700.00


  • Original Registration book
  • Original Insurance Cover Note that covers the required licensing term
  • (New Vehicles) Fully completed application for Licensing of a Motor Vehicle form(MLVIC),copy registration , copy insurance cover note

A licence and exemption must be taken upon expiry of either the licence or exemption at all times, ehicle licenses are available at any ZINARA office, CBZ, ALLIED BANK, AGRIBANK, NMB, STEWART BANK, ZIMPOST centres and selected Insurance Companies nationwide. A licence or exemption may be taken for a minimum of four months and a maximum of twelve months. See list of licencing sites in Zimbabwe.

  • Any person who wishes to use a trailer shall license such trailer for the term in which he or she intends to use the trailer.
  • When the owner or user of a trailer does not intend to be using such trailer, he or she shall make an application for exemption to the registering officer; the exemption shall be applicable to trailers which are not in use for the period stipulated in the exemption certificate. (Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act, Chapter 13:14 - Section 25C, subsections 1,2 and 3)

Presumptive Tax

Presumptive tax is a form of assessing tax liability using indirect methods such as income reconstruction or by applying base-line taxation across the entire tax base. Presumptive methods of taxation are effective in reducing tax avoidance as well as equalizing the distribution of the tax burden. As such, Government introduced Presumptive Tax to broaden the revenue base in the view of the increase informal business activities. Effective 1st January 2015, ZINARA was appointed collection agent for presumptive tax on motor vehicles by ZIMRA.

Details relating to the current rates and the various categories are shown below:

Commuter Omnibus

8-14 Passengers $150.00
15-24 Passengers $175.00
25-36 Passengers $300.00
37 Passengers and above $400.00

Taxi Cabs

All $100.00

Driving Schools

4 $500.00
1 & 2 $600.00
25-36 Passengers $300.00
37 Passengers and above $400.00

Goods Vehicles

More than 10 tonnes but less than 20 tonnes $1000.00
More than 20 tonnes $2500.00
10 tonnes or less but with a combination of truck and trailer/s of more thab 15 tonnes but less than 20 tonnes $2500.00
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