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1. Vehicles that are not able to be retrofitted with a diesel particulate filter. This needs proof from an agency such as DEKRA or TÜV, which is valid for a maximum of 12 months.
2. Coaches with Euro 3 (yellow sticker) until 21.12.2014.
3. Vehicles with red number plates according to § 3 of the Kennzeichnungsverordnung (35. BImSchV) kennzeichnungsfähig. Requires a certificate to be placed visibly on the window screen.
4. Trial vehicles or vehicle combinations with respect of § 70 Abs. 1a StVZO (traffic regulations). Requires a certificate to be placed visibly on the window screen.
5. Test/trial vehicles with respect of § 19 Abs. 6 StVZO (traffic regulations).
6. A vehicle being brought for repair or service inside the LEZ.
7. Vehicles that are required to be presented to the police, Leipzig town or other officials inside the LEZ.

 

Single exemptions for private vehicles in Leipzig

Criteria Sticker Requirement Process/Duration
Delay of retrofit or replacement vehicle None, red, yellow Replacement or retrofit needs to be proved to be ordered, and the delay not the fault of the vehicle operator On application/until delivery/retrofit, maximum 12 months, and until 31.12.2014
Vehicles for severely disabled drivers with a 'G' note in the papers and a parking exemption None, red Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker and replacement is not economically viable * On application /while the severely disabled papers and parking exemption are valid, maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014
Commuters with inconvenient shifts None, red Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement is not economically viable On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014
Vehicle is about to be retro-fitted with a diesel particulate filter Yellow Retrofit must be undertaken by the 31.12.2010 On application/until 31.12.2011
Camper-vans where the registered keeper lives within the LEZ None, red Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014**
Hardship cases None, red, yellow Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and there is an overwhelming and urgent specific reason (would result in job loss, health grounds) and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement or retrofit is not reasonable. On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014
New residents None, red Move to Leipzig (set-up of new home in Leipzig), proof of move/address is required On application / maximum 6 months, and until 31.12.2011)

 

The most important exemptions for industry and commercial vehicles, and public transport in regular use in the authority.

Criteria Sticker Requirement Process/Duration
Delay of retrofit or replacement vehicle None, red, yellow Replacement or retrofit needs to be proved to be ordered, and the delay not the fault of the vehicle operator On application/until delivery/retrofit, maximum 12 months, and until 31.12.2014
Special vehicles that are used:
- in the workplace, with expensive adaptations or bodywork;
- for a specific commercial purpose (Trabant, Stretchlimousine, ‘Historic Bus’ etc.);
- for film and TV;
- heavy showmans vehicles
None, red Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement is not economically viable On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014**
Vehicle is about to be retro-fitted with a diesel particule filter Yellow Retrofit must be undertaken by the 31.12.2010 On application/until 31.12.2011**
Hardship cases None, red, yellow Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement is not economically viable and there is proved to be an overwhelming and urgent specific reason in the public interest (delivery of essential goods and services) or an overwhelming and urgent individual interest (maintaining the industrial process or risk to the viability of the firm) On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014 **
Vehicle parking regulations None, red, yellow

Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and at least 4 vehicles in the fleet (cars and lorries are considered separately

until 31.12.2014

* Proof is required from agencies such as DEKRA or TÜV fpr diesle vehicles with emissions key number 27, and class N, M2 and M3 vehicles
**Approval is subject to the condition to upgrade to the best possible technical standard exhaust

Disclaimer:
These exemptions are listed for your guide only. They are not officially translated, and are current as of winter 2009/10. The original on the city/regional/national website is the only accurate source.


Single exemptions for private vehicles in Leipzig
Criteria    Sticker    Requirement    Process/Duration
Delay of retrofit or replacement vehicle    None, red, yellow    Replacement or retrofit needs to be proved to be ordered, and the delay not the fault of the vehicle operator     On application/until delivery/retrofit, maximum 12 months, and until 31.12.2014
Vehicles for severely disabled drivers with a 'G' note in the papers and a parking exemption    None, red    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker and replacement is not economically viable *    On application /while the severely disabled papers and parking exemption are valid, maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014
Commuters with inconvenient shifts     None, red    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement is not economically viable    On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014
Vehicle is about to be retro-fitted with a diesel particulate filter     Yellow    Retrofit must be undertaken by the 31.12.2010    On application/until 31.12.2011
Camper-vans where the registered keeper lives within the LEZ     None, red    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker*    On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014**
Hardship cases     None, red, yellow    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and there is an overwhelming and urgent specific reason (would result in job loss, health grounds) and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement or retrofit is not reasonable.    On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014
New residents    None, red    Move to Leipzig (set-up of new home in Leipzig), proof of move/address is required    On application / maximum 6 months, and until 31.12.2011)


The most important exemptions for industry and commercial vehicles, and public transport in regular use in the authority.
Criteria    Sticker    Requirement    Process/Duration
Delay of retrofit or replacement vehicle    None, red, yellow    Replacement or retrofit needs to be proved to be ordered, and the delay not the fault of the vehicle operator     On application/until delivery/retrofit, maximum 12 months, and until 31.12.2014
Special vehicles that are used:
- in the workplace, with expensive adaptations or bodywork;
- for a specific commercial purpose (Trabant, Stretchlimousine, ‘Historic Bus’ etc.);
- for film and TV;
- heavy showmans vehicles;    None, red    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement is not economically viable    On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014**
Vehicle is about to be retro-fitted with a diesel particule filter     Yellow    Retrofit must be undertaken by the 31.12.2010    On application/until 31.12.2011**
Hardship cases     None, red, yellow    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and the vehicle is proven not able to be retrofitted to a green sticker* and replacement is not economically viable and there is proved to be an overwhelming and urgent specific reason in the public interest (delivery of essential goods and services) or an overwhelming and urgent individual interest (maintaining the industrial process or risk to the viability of the firm).    On application / maximum 24 months, and until 31.12.2014 **
Vehicle parking regulations    None, red, yellow    Vehicle was first registered with the owner before 19.12.2009 and at least 4 vehicles in the fleet (cars and lorries are considered separately    until 31.12.2014

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