Specialized Government-Owned Vehicle Exemption Plan

Vehicles enrolled in the Specialized Government-Owned Vehicle Exemption Plan (SGOVEP) are exempt from the Congestion Relief Zone toll.

The Central Business District Tolling Program is temporarily paused pending necessary approvals.

The Congestion Relief Zone will launch at a later date. Check back for updates.

To qualify for SGOVEP, vehicles must be: 

  • Owned or controlled by a federal, state, regional, or local government organization 
  • Specifically designed and configured to perform a particular type of public function, other than general transportation of people or general deliveries. This includes garbage trucks, street-cleaning trucks, snow plows, pavers, bucket trucks, etc.

Eligibility and credentials

Applicants must provide: 

  • Proof that each vehicle is registered to or owned by a government entity 
  • A detailed description of the specialized function performed by each vehicle on the application, and supporting documentation 

Enrollment in SGOVEP requires a valid E-ZPass NY Business account. Organizations without an E-ZPass Business account can apply for one as part of their application to SGOVEP.

How to apply

The SGOVEP application is available on the E-ZPass New York website. Follow these steps: 

  1. Download a PDF of the application package from the E-ZPass site. 
  2. Fill out the applicable sections of the application, and upload it on the E-ZPass site. 
  3. Upload the required documentation. 

Applicants will receive a formal decision notice once their application is processed. If the application is denied, the decision notice will provide information on how to appeal.

You can also call the E-ZPass Customer Service Center at 800-333-8655 for assistance.

Apply for SGOVEP