How much is the fine?

If you enter the Ghent low emission zone (LEZ) with a vehicle that is not allowed or not registered, you will receive a fine. Find out more.

How much do I have to pay?

The LEZ is enforced with intelligent cameras that register your number plate. If you enter the LEZ with a car that is not admitted, you will be fined. The fine amounts to € 150 per violation. You will receive the fine and the corresponding report. You can only receive 1 LEZ fine per day. 
 

What if I don't pay my fine on time?

If you do not pay your fine on time for a vehicle with a Belgian number plate, your file is transferred to the judicial officer and we can no longer intervene. From then on, bailiff fees will also be charged. For more information about your file, please visit the judicial officer’s website. You can also send an email to lez@gdw-gent.be or call 0800 11 712. If you are calling from abroad, please contact the judicial officer at +32 (0)9 220 00 37.

For a vehicle with a foreign number plate, your fine may be transferred to a foreign debt collection partner. Please note that a collection fee will be charged 30 days after notification of your fine by our partner.

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No fine in case of diversions

Sometimes, after an accident or roadblock, you are required to follow a diversion that goes (partially) through the low-emission zone. This is then done through police directions. If you follow police directions correctly, you will not be fined. The police inform the internal LEZ service.

In some cases, the internal LEZ service is not informed in time. If you do receive a fine in such situations, it is advisable to file a defence. If you decide to drive through the LEZ yourself, you will not be exempted.

Planned diversions are organised outside the LEZ wherever possible. If you do drive through the LEZ, you cannot be exempted based on the works and their diversion.