Legal basis

Legal determinants of the EU - Directives

Description

Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 1999 on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

It replaces the previous legislation - Directive 93/89/EEC - repealed by the Court of Justice in 1995. It harmonizes the conditions under which national authorities may levy taxes, tolls and user charges on goods transported by road.

Directive 2011/76/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2011 amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

The amendment allowed Member States to diversify their tolls more widely, considering the costs of air pollution and noise, including the level of congestion in certain areas. It also indicates the mechanisms for allocating revenues, supporting the allocation of additional revenues for investments aimed at achieving the goals of sustainable transport, e.g., new technologies in vehicle construction or infrastructure.

National legal conditions - Acts

Description

Act of March 21, 1985 on Public Roads

Consolidated text. Legal status as of March 3, 2020

 

It regulates issues related to the collection of electronic tolls that allow for a comprehensive definition of, among others, vehicles that are subject to electronic toll collection, it specifies financial penalties, fines, EETS services

Act of 6 May 2020 on the Amendment to the Act on Public Roads and Certain Other Acts

As amended, the legal status as of May 6, 2020.

 

It determines the creation of solutions aimed at ensuring a modern and effective electronic toll collection in a way that minimizes the nuisance and costs incurred by the user of public roads by creating, inter alia, legal basis for the operation of the KAS Electronic Toll Collection System for electronic toll collection based on satellite positioning technology.

Act of March 21, 1985 on Public Roads

Consolidated text, unified legal status as of July 21, 2020.

Act of 27 October 1994 on toll motorways and the National Road Fund

Consolidated text

 

Announcement of the Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland of November 18, 2020 on the publication of the uniform text of the Act on toll motorways and on the National Road Fund

 

It determines the principles of financing the construction of toll motorways and national roads from the funds of the National Road Fund, the rules for concluding contracts for the construction, operation, and collection of tolls for using motorways.

Legal national conditions - Regulations

Description

Regulation of Council of Ministers on the list of national roads or their sections on which the toll shall be collected electronically and the rates of electronic toll payment of 22 March 2011

Consolidated text

 

Announcement of the Prime Minister of 9 December 2020 on the publication of the uniform text of the Regulation of Council of Ministers on the list of national roads or their sections on which the toll shall be collected electronically and the rates of electronic toll payment.

 

It specifies national roads or their A, S, GP and G class sections on which electronic toll is collected and determines the rates of electronic tolls.



Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure of 24 June 2020 on the method of determining the occurrence of a road safety hazard or the occurrence of an event reducing the level of this safety

It specifies the method of determining the occurrence of a road safety hazard or the occurrence of an event reducing the level of this safety.

 

Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure of September 27, 2003 on detailed activities of the authorities in matters related to the admittance of a vehicle to traffic and specimen documents in these matters

 

Consolidated text


Announcement of the Minister of Infrastructure of 4 October 2019 on the publication of the consolidated text of the Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure on detailed actions of authorities in matters related to the admission of a vehicle to traffic and specimen documents in these matters.


 

Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure of 3 December 2020 amending the regulation on detailed actions of authorities in matters related to the admission of a vehicle to traffic and specimen documents in these matters

As amended, legal status as of December 3, 2020.

Regulation of the Minister of Infrastructure and Development of 27 August 2015 on the payment and settlement of electronic tolls

Legal status as of August 27, 2015


It specifies the mode, method and date of payment, transfer and settlement of electronic tolls as well as the procedure for refunding unduly collected electronic tolls.

Regulation of the Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy of 25 April 2012 on toll rates for the use of a motorway

Legal status as of April 25, 2012


It specifies the rates of tolls for 1 kilometer of a motorway broken down by vehicle categories

Regulation of the Minister of Finance, Funds and Regional Policy of 11 May 2021 on the method of authentication of a public road user for the purpose of registration in the register of electronic toll payers

The Regulation governs how to authenticate the user of public roads for the purpose of the registration in the register of electronic toll payers

Regulation of the Minister of Finance, Funds and Regional Policy of 8 June 2021 on electronic tolls collected within the Electronic Toll Collection System of the National Revenue Administration and transfer of fines

The Regulation governs issues related to settlements and payments in the Electronic Toll Collection System of the National Revenue Administration, which ensures equal treatment of users