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Dates and details
From 1st January 2010 onwards
  • Diesel Euro 4(PM), Petrol Euro 1 / Green Sticker.


Scheme Boundary
Berlin Low Emission Zone
interactive map to search for streets.
Berlin postcode map.
Berlin postcode list.

Road Sign
Berlin Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Need to Register?
Stickers can also be ordered by email from the vehicle registration authority (kfz-zulassung@labo.verwalt-berlin.de). Please attach a (scanned) copy of your vehicle registration and/or any official document showing the date of entry into service and the type of the vehicle (diesel/petrol, car/lorry). Many hotels in Berlin offer to order the stickers on behalf of their guests, if they receive the requisite documents in advance.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are also enforced and are required to buy a sticker. Foreign vehicles emissions are taken primarily by vehicle age, as show in in this table

Retrofitting allowed?
Yes

Retrofit Details
German vehicles need to have a particulate trap certified on behalf of the German government. Local garages can advise on which filters should be used and this page. allows you to find out what particulate filter your German registered vehicle can use - now for heavy as well as light duty vehicles. See also our retrofitting section.

Hours of operation
Permanent, 365 days a year.

Enforcement
Manual enforcement by police of sticker in the windscreen. Even if the vehicle meets the emissions standard, if there is no sticker in the windscreen, the vehicle is illegal in the zone.

Penalty
The penalty for driving or parking your vehicle without valid sticker is 80€


National Scheme
A National Framework sets out the Emissions Classes and main rules that can be used by cities for LEZs in Germany (see Need to Register?). The cities or regions then decide whether, where and when to do a LEZ, and what emissions standards will be required.

View National Scheme Table (opens in popup) or in a new page

Stickers similar to those used in Germany, and mutually accepted, exist also in the Czech Republic.

Exemptions
Berlin exemptions

Local name for the scheme
Umweltzone

Further Information
More information (in German or English) is available on Berlin’s website. A brochure in other languages can be downloaded, here are the English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish versions (click on the language version you want).

In preparation for the phase 2 of the LEZ to be introduced on the 1.1.2010, exemptions for meeting Euro 4(PM) standard can now be applied for. Further information on the second stage of the LEZ to be introduced on the 1.1.2010 can also be found from this leaflet (currently only available in German).
An interactive more detailed map of the Berlin LEZ can be found here. (Instructions in German).

You may also send your questions on the environmental zone by email to umweltzone@senguv.berlin.de.

A summary of the impacts of the Berlin LEZ can be found on the Berlin air quality impacts/a> page.

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