No Physical Display Required for Road Tax on Private Vehicles

by Anne Das 

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said it is no longer compulsory to display road tax stickers on private vehicles owned by Malaysians as the government moves towards digitising services provided by the Road Transport Department (JPJ).

He said using the MyJPJ application, drivers can now just show or screenshot their online data instead of having the physical road tax stickers on their vehicles. Similarly, the app can also access a motorist’s driving licence.

In line with this initiative, the provision under Section 20 of the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333) where “each vehicle registration licence must be affixed and displayed on the relevant vehicle will no longer be enforced for the category of owners under the first phase.

“This initiative will be implemented in stages, with the first phase involving individual private vehicles, including motorcycles taking into account system readiness and public acceptance of its implementation before expanding its implementation to the next phases.

Loke said the police and JPJ enforcers will no longer take action against vehicles not displaying their road tax but will use their own devices to check on the drivers’ and vehicles’ statuses.

“I would like to emphasise that enforcement action will always be carried out against any party who drives a vehicle without having a valid vehicle registration or driving licence in accordance with the provisions under subsections 20(1), 90 (1) and 26(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987,” he said.

With digitalisation, we can reduce the traffic in JPJ offices by around 80%, because out of the total, 80% of renewals are for private vehicles. For the public, the savings will be with time,” he said at the press conference announcing the switch last Friday.

Aside from online payment, Loke said that motorists can also utilise the 200 JPJ kiosks available nationwide to pay for their road tax or driving licence, with the only difference being that they no longer need to print out a physical copy of the documents, just the receipt for the payment

However, vehicles registered for e-hailing services, goods and company services will still have to adhere to the normal procedures. Other vehicles as well as non-Malaysian drivers and vehicle owners, also international driving licence holders still need a physical copy of their documents.

Any questions regarding this initiative can be emailed to or call the JPJ hotline at 03-2724 2522. The public can also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provided on the JPJ portal for more information.

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