Vehicles meeting a higher Euro norm than the one listed in the LEZ database

A vehicle sometimes meets a higher Euro norm than the Euro norm listed in the low-emission zone database (LEZ database)

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Description

Do you drive a vehicle that meets a higher Euro norm than the one listed in the LEZ database? This means that the manufacturer has adjusted your vehicle to a more recent Euro norm. If this is the case, you need to have the higher Euro norm registered in the LEZ database. You are then allowed to enter the low-emission zone.
You can see this on your vehicle's European Certificate of Conformity. If the European code mentioned under 'Exhaust emissions' refers to a higher Euro norm, you are required to register your vehicle. You need to do this only once and the process is free of charge. You can also check this by means of the check tool. From September 2019, you can use the English version of the checktool.

Conditions

Your vehicle meets a higher Euro standard than the one listed in the LEZ database.

Required documents

  • your vehicle's registration document
  • your vehicle's European Certificate of Conformity
or
  • an official document issued by a government body or your vehicle's manufacturer which states that the vehicle meets a different and higher Euro norm. Example: results of emission tests carried out by certified technical services on a test bench. Please note that vehicle emission tests are quite expensive and that the results are unpredictable. The results of the technical inspection do not suffice. These vehicle inspection stations perform other emission tests and do not examine whether your vehicle meets the Euro norms. The document also needs to include a clear reference to your vehicle (e.g. chassis number) so that it is clear that this statement refers to your vehicle. Note: you cannot register your vehicle online if you only have this document. In such a case you will have to make an appointment or submit your application by email.

Procedure

Register your vehicle no later than 1 day after entering the low-emission zone. This ensures that your number plate appears on the list of allowed vehicles in time and prevents you from being fined. Note: your application can be denied in case of incorrect or missing documentation. This may result in being fined after all. You are therefore advised to register in advance.