Environmental zone Brussels - Belgium

Validity of the badges today, the 25-06-2018.

There is no alert today.

Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.

The environmental zone of Brussels

From January 2018, a low-emission zone (LEZ) was introduced in Brussels, which includes all 19 municipalities in the region. It covers an area of 161 km² with a population of 1.2 millions.
The environmental zone is bordered on the west and the north by the international E-road E19, on the east by the international E-road E40 and on the south by the municipality Watermael-Boitsfort. The restrictions of the LEZ of Brussels do not apply to the international E-road E19 and E40. Also excluded are four Park&Ride parking areas, located on the boundary of the environmental zone.

The LEZ of Brussels is permanent, that means 24 hours a day for 7 days a week, also on Sundays and public holidays. The LEZ regulates the entry for the vehicles of the category N1, buses of the categories M2, M3 and vehicles of the category M1.

Image: City center of Brussels – environmental zone

This results in an entry restriction for diesel vehicles with EURO emission standards 0 and 1, which can temporarily enter the zone with an environmental ticket.
Mopeds and motorcycles of the category L, trucks of the categories N2 and N3, caravans and vintage vehicles older than 30 years are not affected by the entry restrictions.

In 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2025 the entry restrictions to the LEZ for diesel vehicles will be further tightened, divided into four stages. In 2019 and 2025, this will also be applied to petrol vehicles in two stages.

The compliance check of this regulation is carried out by ANPR cameras.
The vehicle types, the EURO emission standards and the registration classes which are allowed to enter the LEZ of Brussels, can be found in the menu option Sticker for Brussels.

Here you can order a Belgian Registry-Sticker for the environmental zones in Belgium

Tabular overview of the environmental zone of Brussels

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental zone Brussels - Belgium
Date of announcement of the zone:
02-06-2016
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-01-2018
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Current obligation for registration:
Car (M1), Minibus (M2), Coach (M3) and Van (N1)
Currently allowed registration classes as of 01-10-2018:
Brussels Class 4 (see Registry-Sticker classification).
Further restrictions for registration classes:
From 2019 only diesel vehicles with EURO emission standards 3-6 and petrol vehicles with EURO emission standards 2-6. In 2022 and 2025 there will be further restrictions.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
Trucks of the category N1, buses of the categories M2, M3 and vehicles of the category M1 which do not meet the EURO 2 emission standard. Exceptions: Two-wheeled vehicles of the category L, trucks of the categories N2 and N3, caravans and vintage vehicles older than 30 years are not affected.
Fines:
150-350 Euros.
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The whole Brussels region with all its 19 municipalities, an area of 161km² und 1.175.000 inhabitants, is affected.

The environmental zone is bordered on the west and the north by Europastraße E19, on the east by Europastraße E40 and on the south by the municipality Watermael-Boitsfort.

The restrictions of the LEZ of Brussels do not apply to the Europastraßen E19 and E40. Also excluded are four Park&Ride parking areas: Céria Coovi, Stalle (Ukkel), Kraainem (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe) and Esplanade (Brussels city).

Special features:
By paying an additional charge, the registration class 2 is permitted to enter the zone with an environmental ticket as a daily ticket (max. 8 times per year).
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions:
City of Brussels, lez@environnement.brussels