Dates and Standards
The LEZ has been in place since 1st February 2009.
- From 1 July 2010 Euro 4 or have a certified particulate filter fitted
All diesel-powered vehicles above 3.5 tonnes.
Vans and campervans with 9 or more seats are included.
Vans and campervans with 8 or less seats are not included.
What is the LEZ boundary
The green shaded area is the LEZ, the red line is the exempted transit route.
In Aalborg, the environmental zone will be demarcated by the Østre Allé Ring Way and Limfjorden with a transit route via the Limfjord Bridge. The transit route will ensure that vehicles have an alternative to motorway E45, when they are crossing Limfjorden at Aalborg. Click here for a list of roads covered by the LEZ in Aalborg.
LEZ Road sign
Need to Register?
Vehicles need to have an LEZ sticker in the windscreen, click here to apply in English or 5 other languages (delivery can take 14 days), or here to apply in Danish (delivery can take 10 working days).
Foreign vehicles need to carry the information stated below to prove they meet the emissions standards.
Are also required to fit a windscreen sticker, available from click here to apply (delivery can take 10 working days).
See national standards above. The particulate filter must meet the requirements below:
The maximum back pressure allowed from the particle filter is 20 kPa at maximum engine power.
The particle filter must reduce the exhaust of particles by at least 80%, calculated according to the applicable EU methods.
At constant use, the particle filter must ensure that the gas density after the filter measured at free acceleration does not exceed a K-value of 0.2 m-1.
OR, the vehicle must be fitted with a particle filter that is approved by the Danish authorities, see our retrofitting section for more details.
Hours of operation
24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Manual. This can be by inspectors while visiting a company, wardens while you park on the street or by police at routine roadside checks.
Around the same range as the price of particulate filters – up to €10 000.
From 1 September 2008 vehicles must be at least Euro 3 or fitted with a certified particle filter
From 1 July 2010 vehicles must be at least Euro 4 or fitted with a certified particle filter.
The national scheme now allows cities to strengthen the LEZ to include vans.
Additional local Exemptions
There are two transit roads exempted, see map.
Local name for an LEZ
A summary of the impacts of the Copenhagen LEZ can be found Copenhagen air quality impacts page.
Aalborg city website