How to Check for Uganda Police EPS Traffic Fines

Here is how to check for police EPS tickets on your motor vehicle, or driving license (permit) in Uganda. Learn how to find unpaid vehicle traffic fines by vehicle number plate, or permit number using these 3 instant options. This should save you from being hunted now that Uganda police have launched a crackdown on all vehicles with unpaid EPS tickets aka defaulters.

With many used vehicles being sold every day in Uganda, many people especially those who have already bought or even planning to be involved in such “used car” transactions need to understand the process of how to cross-check for Uganda police EPS traffic fines a particular motor vehicle, car has pending payments.

This is because of the fact that such fines will not be retained by the previous owner of the motor car since they are attached directly to the number plate thereby making the new owner a victim once got. In this article, I am sharing with you an answer to this popular question “How do I check police traffic penalty fines for vehicles, or driving permits in Uganda and EPS amount online?”.

If you are planning to buy a used motor vehicle or even having one you just acquired, you may want to cross-check something to do with the traffic fines since this will save you from the hassles that come after you land in the traffic guys who might end up taking your number plate if caught as an express penalty defaulter.

Why I chose to share this because the same thing happened when I bought a used Mitsubishi L200 without cross-checking its traffic fines only to discover after my number plate was cut by the traffic officer who told me how I had to pay 600,000UGX (Six hundred thousand shillings).

Trust me, you too wouldn’t believe this though it was something true. Off I was advised on how I would confirm, make a payment, and thereafter pick up my vehicle registration number plate from IOV Naguru. What happened to me isn’t something I would want you to go through which is why I shared this below using the EPS SMS number.

The sad thing is that previously, there was a network number to which anyone would send the vehicle number and a response containing the traffic fine details would be texted. This looks to have been scrapped. Upon successfully verifying the amounts owed to you, then follow to pay the police fine online.

How to check for Uganda police vehicle EPS traffic fines

  • Using SMS text
  • At the Police station
  • UPF Mobi app

Using SMS Text

  • Open the “SMS” app on your phone
  • Type “EPS” leave space and type “Vehicle number”
  • Send a text message to “8888”

It should be like this! Enter 8888 as the number to send the message to and type EPS followed by your car number eg EPS UAX000Z and send to 8888. Shortly, you will receive a text message from the same number containing details of your unpaid tickets. Please note that sometimes this option will work instantly, sometimes a short delay might be there and sometimes, you won’t be able to get a response in case of some errors.

At the Police Station

You can get access to this information by accessing the Uganda Police Inspectorate of Vehicles offices in Naguru (Opposite Spear Motors), Nateete station, Katwe station, Old Kampala station, Wandegeya, etc. What you need is the motor vehicle registration number which will be checked and details about its traffic fines and pending Uganda Revenue Authority traffic fines payment tickets including when it was issued, who it was issued etc provided.

UPF Mobi app

Download the Uganda police mobile app, the express penalty system app that allows you to check police tickets online for your motor vehicle or driver’s license, and instantly. Install it on your smartphone, launch it, and use the application to check for the EPS tickets system and the amount on the vehicle number.

Final Word

You can easily check if a vehicle has a traffic fine in Uganda by following the options above. Getting to know the status of your motor vehicle will allow you to drive safely without any worries about the vehicle being towed assuming you clear and pay all pending tickets. Remember, you can pay via mobile money, bank, or even at any POS service including PayWay, Interswitch, Quickteller, etc.

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