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Questions and answers on daily fee

Questions & Answers


  • My vehicle was stolen, why do I have to pay the fee?

    Vehicles that are stolen must still be insured. Even if you have reported your vehicle as stolen and/or you have cancelled your insurance, the plates may not always have been deregistered. You must therefore make sure to deregister the plates yourself in writing on SKAT’s website.


    You will have to pay the fee up to and including the day your vehicle is deregistered with SKAT. This also applies even if you have cancelled your insurance. To deregister your vehicle in writing, go to SKAT’s website.

  • I’ve sold my vehicle – what do I do?

    If you sold your vehicle more than three weeks ago and the new owner has not yet reregistered it, you can deregister the vehicle in writing on SKAT’s website. Do not forget to attach the bill of sale

  • Why has the fee been introduced?

    When the law was adopted on 15 May 2018, there were approx. 50,000 vehicles without statutory third party liability insurance. The object of the law is to motivate owners of a vehicle to actually fulfil their obligations. This means that the primary user must take out statutory third party liability insurance required for their vehicle.

  • What does the fee involve?

    Under the fee scheme, a primary user who has not taken out statutory third party liability insurance must pay a daily fee applicable from the time at which the vehicle should have been insured.

  • Who collects the fee?

    From 1 January 2019, DFIM (Danish Motor Insurers' Bureau) collects the fee.

  • What is the amount of the fee?

    The fee is DKK 250.00 for each day that the vehicle is not covered by third party liability Insurance.

  • Why am I charged a fee?

    If you are the primary user of a vehicle, for example a car, motor cycle or moped, but you do not have the statutory third party liability insurance you will be charged a daily fee payable to DFIM.

    It is stipulated in a new law that comes into force on 1 January 2019.

    The object of the law is to motivate the uninsured to become insured. Until that happens they must contribute to paying for the damage/injury caused to others in traffic through the fee.

     

  • Where does DFIM obtain information on whether or not a vehicle is insured?

    DFIM obtains information through SKAT’s motor register - The Digital Motor Register (DMR) - which is SKAT’s IT system for insurance information on motor vehicles. All insurance companies in Denmark use DMR.

  • How do I avoid the fee?

    You avoid the fee by taking out third party liability insurance or deregistering the licence plates of your vehicle.

  • How do I deregister my vehicle?

    You deregister your vehicle at one of SKAT’s motor vehicle registration offices, at a licence place operator (vehicle inspection facility or dealer) or on SKAT’s website.

  • My vehicle is broken and cannot be driven. Do I still need insurance?

    All motor vehicles must be insured. You must have insurance covering the vehicle even if it is not in use and cannot be driven.

  • I do not use my vehicle. Do I need insurance?

    All motor vehicles must be insured. You must have insurance covering the vehicle even if it is not in use and cannot be driven.

  • What happens if I do not pay the daily fee?

    If you do not pay the daily fee DFIM will send your case for debt collection.

  • Why do I need to pay the fee when my vehicle is already insured?

    If you believe that your vehicle is covered by third party liability insurance you must contact your insurance company as soon as possible to clarify any misunderstandings.