Vehicles exempted

Three main categories of vehicles may be exempted from the per-kilometre charge :

Vehicles intended for tasks of general interest which are recognisable as such :

  • National defence
  • Civil protection services
  • Fire-fighting services
  • Services in charge of law enforcement (the police)

Vehicles especially and exclusively equipped for medical purposes, and recognisable as such

Vehicles for agriculture, horticulture and forestry :

  • Which are only used in a limited way on public roads in Belgium
  • And which are only used for the following activities: agriculture, horticulture, fish farming and forestry

In concrete terms, the vehicles used in agriculture, horticulture and forestry that are likely to be exempted are :

  • Category T: wheeled agricultural or forestry tractors
  • Category C: caterpillar agricultural or forestry tractors
  • Category R: agricultural or forestry trailers
  • Category S: interchangeable towed machinery

How do I apply for an exemption?

For the exemption to be effective, vehicle owners must make an application for exemption. The application for exemption is not retroactive: therefore the application must be made before the vehicle is used on the Belgian road network, even if it never takes the network subject to a toll.

If there is a change in the vehicle’s registration, a new application for exemption must be made. Enquiries concerning applications for exemption should be e-mailed to: exemption@sofico.org Applications for exemption of vehicles registered in Wallonia, or of agricultural, horticultural or forestry vehicles registered abroad,must be made to SOFICO via an online form. All other applications for exemption must be made to the inter-regional entity VIAPASS.

This document must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the registration certificate (recto-verso) (Maximum size: 2 MB. Formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .pdf) of the vehicle for which the application is being made. Provided that the conditions set out in article 9 of the decree are met, the exemption shall take effect on the business day following the application and the benefits of this exemption shall be maintained as long as the conditions are met.

The exactitude of the application for exemption can be checked at any time by officials appointed by the Walloon Government and any abusive application shall be punishable by an administrative fine of €1,000.

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