The vehicles that come or leave from central Stockholm are generally charged with Stockholm Congestion Tax. The Stockholm Congestion Tax sometimes is also known as Stockholm Congestion Charge. From August of 2007, this tax was implemented in the Stockholm city. The revenue collected from the Congestion Tax in Stockholm, is used in constructional works of roads in the city.
Stockholm Congestion Tax was enforced on the commuting vehicles in Stockholm to decrease traffic jams in the city. No Stockholm Congestion Tax is charged on Sunday, Saturday and other public holidays. The congestion tax is also not charged on the day prior to any public holidays in Stockholm.
Tax is also not applicable at nights and during the
month of July. The payable money depends when a vehicle enters or exists from central Stockholm.
This tax of Stockholm has been implemented in the areas like Sodermalm, Ostermalm, Kungsholmen, Lilla Essingen, Norrmalm, Vasastaden, Stora Essingen, Djurgarden and the city center of Stockholm. Payment centers or control points have been set up in the entry points of these areas.
Vehicles like motorcycles, vehicles appointed in emergency services, vehicles belonging to military and cars with special permits are exempted from paying Stockholm Congestion Tax. The Stockholm congestion tax has helped to reduce the problem of traffic jams in different parts of the city.