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The enforcement

WARNING, do not rely on websites offering the purchase of environmental stickers/badges. Those stickers/badges are neither necessary nor valid to circulate in the Brussels’ LEZ.

We remind you that the daily pass is the only formality that requires a payment. The purchase of a daily pass must be done via the website

All other formalities related to the Brussels’ LEZ (request for derogations, registration of foreign vehicles) are free of charge. These formalities must be done via the website

How much is the fine?

Failure to comply with the entry criteria for the Brussels low emission zone will lead to a fine of €350. The fine is the same for every offence.

However, no new fine will be imposed until three months after the previous one. This gives you time to take the necessary steps to change your vehicle or alter your travel habits. For example, if a fine is issued on 15 October 2018, the next fine can only be issued after 15 January 2019.

Therefore, in the course of a year, a maximum of 4 fines can be issued per vehicle.

For 2018, the first fines will be issued from October 2018 (a 9-month transition period has been arranged).

For 2019, it is expected that the fines for new vehicles affected by the ban will be issued from April 2019 (a period of 3 months has been defined). A similar period has been defined for 2020.

How will the enforcement take place ?

Checks will be carried out on the basis of vehicle number plates, using cameras. A network of around 176 cameras is going to be set up gradually across the entire Region (at the regional boundary as well as within the region).

Around 90 cameras have been installed in January 2018 and the network will be complete by the end of 2018. The cameras will be used in accordance with the laws on the use of private data and images.

These cameras will be used in connection with the low emission zone and also for police purposes. They are being installed as part of the project to create a video-protection platform for the Brussels region.

Is registration compulsory for vehicles registered abroad?

Registration is compulsory for all vehicles registered abroad.

The registration request is free of charge and must be completed before your visit via an online form available here.

Other than information regarding your identity and your vehicle, you will have to upload the following documents :

  • the registration certificate
  • an identity document 
  • or any other document attesting the correctness of the provided information
  • the European certificate of conformity

All vehicle entering the Brussels Region low emission zone without being registered in advance may receive a fine of €150 (even if the vehicle meets the entry criteria for the low emission zone). Any transfer of incorrect information during the registration request is liable to a fine of 25 euros.

The registration is valid for 3 years as long as the  information regarding the vehicle do not change.

The registration will be processed automatically, there is no processing period. Once you have received the confirmation of registration, you may consider your vehicle as officially registered.