Dates and Standards
An LEZ has been in operation since the 1st September 2010.
- From 1 July 2010 Euro 4 or have a certified particulate filter fitted
All diesel-powered vehicles above 3.5 tonnes.
What is the LEZ boundary
The urban area bounded is by the Nordre Ringgade, Vestre Ringgade, Sondre Ringgade, Marselis Boulevard and Sydhavnsgade, which are not a part of the zone. Traffic to and from Mols Linien are exempted - on a route along Nørrebrogade and North Gate until the ferry terminal at North Harbor. The exemption applies until the ferry terminal is relocated to the commercial port - expected around 2015.
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
Traffic to and from Mols Linien are exempted - on a route along Nørrebrogade and North Gate to the ferry terminal at North Harbor.
The exemption applies until the ferry terminal is relocated to the commercial port - expected around 2015.
Local name for an LEZ
A summary of the impacts of the Copenhagen LEZ can be found Copenhagen air quality impacts page.
Århus city website