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Introduction

A low emission zone started in Paris on 1st July 2015. From 15th January 2017 the LEZ will be enforced and a fine will be send for not complying.
There is also an Access Regulation in place in Paris and an Emergency Air Quality Scheme when there is very high air pollution.

Paris started a monthly carfree day on the 18th May 2016. The second carfree day will take place 25th September 2016.
A sticker called 'certificat qualité de l’air' is mandatory for French vehicles and from 1st April 2017 also for foreign vehicles. Look for more information under 'National Scheme' on this page.
A fine of 68€ - 135€ will be send as a penalty for not complying.

Dates and details

Phase 1

From 1 January 2017

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00:

All vehicles need at least Crit'Air sticker 5!

  • Diesel cars must be first registered after 1 January 1997 (usually Euro 2) - Crit'Air sticker 5
  • Petrol cars must be first registered after 1 January 1997 (usually Euro 2 and 3) - Crit'Air sticker 3
  • Diesel light duty vans must be first registered after 1 October 1997 (usually Euro 2) - Crit'Air sticker 5
  • Petrol light duty vans must be first registered after 1 October 1997 (usually Euro 2 and 3) - Crit'Air sticker 3
  • Motorcycles must be first registered after 1 June 2000 (usually Euro 2) - Crit'Air sticker 4

Heavy duty vehicles are affected daily 08:00 - 20:00:

  • Diesel Heavy duty vehicles must be registered after 30 September 2001 (usually Euro 3) - Crit'Air sticker 5
  • Diesel Heavy duty vehicles must be registered after 30 September 2001 (usually Euro 3) - Crit'Air sticker 3

 

Phase 2 

From 1 July 2017

Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00:

All vehicles need at least Crit'Air sticker 4!

  • Diesel cars must be first registered after 1 January 2001 (usually Euro 3) - Crit'Air sticker 4
  • Petrol cars must be first registered after 1 January 1997 (usually Euro 2 and 3) - Crit'Air sticker 3
  • Diesel light duty vans running on diesel must be first registered after 1 January 2001 (usually Euro 3) - Crit'Air sticker 4
  • Petrol light duty vans running on diesel must be first registered after 1 October 1997 (usually Euro 2 and 3) - Crit'Air sticker 3
  • Motorcycles must be first registered after 1 June 2000 (usually Euro 2) - Crit'Air sticker 4

Heavy duty vehicles are affected daily 08:00 - 20:00:

  • Diesel heavy duty vehicles must be registered after 30 September 2006 (usually Euro 4) - Crit'Air sticker 4
  • Petrol heavy duty vehicles must be registered after 30 September 2001 (usually Euro 4) - Crit'Air sticker 3

 

Between 2018 and 2020

Euro standards will be gradually tightened.
Paris will also undertake investigations / experiments into limited traffic zones and ultra-low emission routes in parts of Paris from 2016.



Vehicles affected
All vehicles.

Type of restriction
Low Emission Zone

Alternative transport
Travel planner

Scheme Boundary
The whole of Paris authority inside the orbital road (often known as the Boulevard périphérique). The map of the Paris LEZ are is below.
Paris low emission zone area map:
Map author: Gregory Deryckère, Source of Paris LEZ and Peripherique map

On carfree day Sundays, in a small part of the city centre:
Paris carfree map

Road Sign
Paris street sign

Need to Register?
There are stickers called "air quality certificates" (Certificats qualité de I’air) which are mandatory for French vehicles and from 1 April 2017 on also for foreign vehicles.
For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here now. For vehicles registered in other countries it will be possible to purchase them from 1st April 2017.
For details see "National Scheme".

Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are also affected and need to display an emission sticker from 1 April 2017 on. The French government is likely to install a link on their site to order the sticker from outside the country. We will insert this information as soon as it is available.

Retrofitting allowed?
not allowed

Hours of operation
From 1 July 2015 the LEZ is in operation for heavy duty vehicles from 08:00 to 20:00.
From 1 July 2016 light duty vehicles are affected Monday - Friday (08:00 to 20:00); for heavy duty vehicles the LEZ is in operation every day (08:00 to 20:00).

Enforcement
Manual by police

Penalty
A fine of 68€ will be send.
HGV and busses pay 135€.
Note: It is not an infraction not to show (put up) the Crit'Air sticker on the car windshield. Police will control the vehicle registration card.

National Scheme

Yes. There is a national law, based on the classifications of vehicles shown in the table below.

Low emission zone stickers are mandatory for French vehicles and cost 3,70€ plus an additional cost for postage (0,48€). For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here now. For vehicles registered in other countries it will be possible to purchase them from 1st April 2017.

Vehicle Classification according to article L. 318-1 and R. 318-2 French road traffic act

Class

Motorcycles, trikes and quads

 

Cars and vans

 

Lorries

 

 

Diesel

Petrol

Diesel

Petrol

 

 

Electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

 

Gas vehicles and electric hybrids

 

 

 

Euro 4

1 January 2017 for motorcycles

1 January 2018 for mopeds

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Euro 5 and 6

From 1 January 2011

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Euro IV

From 1 January 2014

 

 

Euro 3

1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016 for motorcycles

 

31 December 2017 for mopeds

 

 

Euro 5 and 6

From 1 January 2011

 

 

Euro 4

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2010

 

 

Euro VI

From 1 January 2014

 

 

Euro V

From 1 October 2009 to 31 December 2013

 

 

 

Euro 2

1July 2004 to

31 December 2006

 

 

 

Euro 4

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2010

 

 

 

Euro 2 and 3

1 January 1997 to 31 December 2005

 

 

 

Euro V

From 1 October 2009 to 31 December 2013

 

 

Euro III and IV

From  1 October 2001 to 30 September 2009

 

 

 

Without norm

1 June 2000 to 30 June 2004

 

 

 

Euro 3

1 January 2001 to 31 December 2005

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Euro IV

From 1 October 2006 to 31 December 2009

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Euro 2

1 January 1997 to 31 December 2000

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Euro III

From 1 October 2001 to 30 September 2006

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

Foreign vehicles will be able to buy their LEZ stickers in early January 2017. The website will offer an English interface, then in other languages. We will keep you updated on this website. In the meanwhile, we recommend that you have your vehicle papers, and proof of Euro standard with you when you travel in Paris.

Exemptions

The exemptions for the LEZ apply to vehicles:

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