Euro 4 norm diesel-powered vehicle

Do you have a Euro 4 norm diesel-powered vehicle? If this is the case, you can buy a permit to enter the low emission zone

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Description

If you have a Euro 4 norm diesel-powered vehicle, you can buy a permit to enter the low emission zone. This transitional measure enables drivers to take measures towards 2025, when the entry requirements will become more stringent. The permit is only valid in Ghent and not in any other city with a low emission zone.

Conditions

  • If you have a Euro 4 norm diesel-powered vehicle, you can buy a permit.
  • If you have a Euro 4 norm diesel-powered vehicle, live in the low-emission zone and are entitled to increased reimbursement of healthcare expenditure, you will pay a decreased rate.
Have a look at the stickers you get from your health insurance fund to determine whether you are entitled to increased reimbursement of healthcare expenditure. Locate the 6-digit numeric code (XXX/XXX). If the third digit is a '1', you are entitled to increased reimbursement of healthcare expenditure. Please note that health insurance fund stickers will not be accepted as valid proof. You require a certificate from your health insurance fund. If you do not yet have this certificate, you can request it from your health insurance fund. 

Amount

The amount depends on the vehicle category and the period of validity of the permit. You can find your vehicle category on your vehicle's registration document in section J. You can apply for a permit for different periods of time: one week, one month, four months or one year.

Categorie M1: Passenger vehicles

Period

Reduced tariff (€)

Regurlar Tariff (€)

Week

10

25

Month 20 50
4 months 55 130
Year 140 345

Required documents

  • your registration document
  • your European Certificate of Conformity
  • your bank card (If you make an appointment bring your supporting documents and a bank card with you. Cash payments result in additional waiting time. Cheques are not accepted.) 

    Only if you qualify for a decreased rate: 
  • certificate from your health insurance fund confirming that you are entitled to increased reimbursement of healthcare expenditure (maximum 3 months old) 
  • the proof of domicile of the owner of the number plate

Procedure

Buy your permit online
Do you need help? Make an appointment (+32 9 210 10 30)
 
Submit your application no earlier than 4 months in advance and no later than on the day of entering the LEZ. This ensures that your number plate appears on the list of allowed vehicles in time and prevents you from being fined

Note: The decision regarding your request is only final once you have received a confirmation. Processing your request can take up to 14 days.  If you enter the Ghent low emission zone before having received confirmation, you do so at your own risk. If it appears afterwards that your request was denied because you did not meet all requirements, you can be fined. You are therefore advised to register in advance.