ZINARA Vehicle License Fees January 2022

Are you looking for the current ZINARA vehicle license fees schedule for 2022? If yes, then you should check out this article. Vehicle licensing fees Zimbabwe were last increased in November 2020. I have been to license my own vehicle and these are the fees that are obtaining now. So, you need to look for money to pay the new figures, otherwise you will have to fork out a late payment penalty. So, what are the ZINARA vehicle License Fees for the year 2022?

ZINARA Vehicle License Fees 2020
ZINARA Vehicle License Fees 2021

Update: The ZINARA vehicle license fee was increased on 20 November 2021. Check out the new figures above!

Current ZINARA license fee for small vehicles

The current ZINARA vehicle license fee for small vehicles stands at $1800. You will also need to pay 3rd party insurance of $3123, bringing the total to $4923(Bond dollars). The table below shows the ZINARA fee for all vehicles based on mass;

Vehicle MassCurrent ZINARA License Fee
Up to 1 500kg$1 800
1 501kg – 2 250kg$2 550
2 251kg – 3 000kg$3 000
3 001kg – 3 750kg$6 000
3 751kg – 4 250kg$7 500
4 251kg – 5 000kg$9 000
5 001kg – 5 750kgSee Above screenshot
Current Zinara fees by vehicle mass

Third Party Insurance

Third party insurance for small vehicles in Zimbabwe currently stands at $3123. That’s brings the total amount that you need to pay to RTGS $4655

Update 10 October 2020: Third party insurance in Zimbabwe has just been increased to $3123.

ZBC Vehicle Radio License Fee

The ZBC radio license fee currently stands at $3242 bond. That’s way more than the ZINARA vehicle license fee, which makes absolutely no sense. It’s definitely an inspiration for drivers to remove radios from their vehicles. It’s what I have decided to do. Instead of listening to ZBC, I will just sing while driving along in my vehicle.

Making my own payment

Anyway, back to my story; after discovering that I needed to pay my ZINARA vehicle license fee, I immediately headed over to the nearest Choppies Supermarket to make the payment. There, I got quoted the above amounts. To be frank, I was quite shocked. The last time I made my payment, the total amount required was at around 120 bond dollars.

I used to buy full cover insurance from Champions. However, I have long since stopped doing so. I didn’t even have the courage to ask what the cover for my beloved but bruised Corolla bubble would have been. Anyway, thanks for reading this article. The figures that are given here could change at any time, all things being considered. So, don’t blame me should that happens.

In fact, I didn’t even want to write this article. As a blogger, the best kind of articles are ones that endure. However, things are such that even web content is suffering from inflation in Zimbabwe. You write that something costs so much today, and before the end of the day, it has changed it’s price and your article has already lost it’s relevance.

41 thoughts on “ZINARA Vehicle License Fees January 2022”

  1. I bought a car a crv and the has been parked as l was not using it due to some commitments the license expired in August 2019 how much am l supposed to pay on renewal of the license

    • Hey there. You are going to have to reach out to ZINARA on that one. Are you using it now? If not, you should get an exception certificate for the car. It stands at 10% of the current licensing fee. Unfortunately, it does not apply in retrospect. Your penalties will be calculated from the time that you last paid your license fee. The charge is calculated per every month in which you did not pay. So, you should definitely pay and get the exemption.


    • The fee is the one that’s in this article. It’s an updated article. The penalty is 10% of the fee charged per month of default. I don’t think you get penalized till a month has lapsed before paying. Last term I lapsed by about 29 days and I wasnt penalized. So, the current fee is $200 bond. 3rd party insurances is 351 bond. Radio license is $400 bond. You can conveniently “forget,” to pay the radio license since there is no penalty. Unozongobhadhara pawabatwa ipapo or you can gut the radio.

  3. Hi there. My licence expired in April during lockdown for a Kombi. Now I want to make a payment. Am I charged penalty fee since kombis were prohibited to operate.

    • It works, as long as things remain stable in the country in terms of currency. I used to have comprehensive Champions and it worked. They even replaced my windscreen when it accidentally broke. As for 3rd party, the increase is probably an attempt to make it work. But they won’t repair your car with 3rd party. Only the other party in the event that you are wrong

  4. The Radio licence fee was a terrible attempt to raise money by the national broadcaster. Ill thought. There’s more wisdom in being less greedy, charge realistic fees and earn more from willing citizens than to go berserk and lose a lot.

    • Yeah, it makes you pause, doesn’t it. I have always through if they start policing again as they did before, it would be better to simply gut the radio from my vehicle because really! If you drive a battered old car like me, it’s difficult to pay so much on a radio. I would rather listen to the road’s noises…

    • Hey. You are going to need to reach out to ZINARA on that one. Go to the nearest shop. It’s best to get an exemption when a vehicle is not being used.

  5. HIE I was charged penalties and arrears for licensing my new registration vehicle. I paid for my new number plates in October 2020 , and i was told that number plates are not available . I approached one of your good offices in October 2020 after paying for my new number plates and i was told that,” their was no need for me to pay anything since i didn’t have a registration book”. In April 2021 i was called by Central Vehicle Registration office to come and collect my New NUMBER PLATES. The problem comes now after that in one of your good office ,while i was paying for my new vehicle license . I was told that i was suppose to pay for penalties and arrears as from the day i paid for my new number plates( October last year ).We all know that we are having a change of shortage of number plates in our country.

  6. Good day the current promotion at Zinara is it exempting both penalties and arrears or just one of the two. what am i paying if my car has arrears from 2018

    • Yes, that’s a tricky one. We have reached out to ZINARA for a comment, but as far as we can tell, what’s exempted is the penalty. You probably will still have to pay your areas but not the penalty. We will update you should ZINARA deign to respond (they don’t usually do so)

    • Hi, it has always been policy that when two people sell each other cars, there is supposed to be change of ownership. When you change ownership, number plates are also supposed to change. At least that was my understanding before. I don’t think there has been any change

    • Hmmm. It’s probably going to take you a lot of running around. But we will do some research on your behalf. The best thing to do is to get started kuita zvacho zvinodiwa kuti udzokere musystem.

  7. I see the car insuarance will be increasing as of 25 January 2022, and the ZINARA licences will likely follow suite in the next days or week..


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