Low Emission Zone

Low Emission Zone

Since January 1st 2018, in order to improve air quality and therefore public health, the use of the most polluting vehicles is prohibited in the Brussels LEZ (Low Emission Zone).

The regulation affects cars, vans ≤ 3.5 tonnes, and buses and coaches, whether registered in Belgium or abroad.

Check here if your vehicle can circulate within the LEZ : www.lez.brussels If you come by car or van, check here if your vehicle can circulate within the LEZ:

If you do not meet the conditions, we would remind you that there are park-and-ride car parks on the access routes leading into Brussels as well as alternatives to the car.


Vehicles registered abroad (exception : authorised vehicles with a Dutch number plate) must be registered before entering the territory of Brussels (information to be provided: type of vehicle, Euro standard and fuel).

  • Registration is free.
  • The registration must be made via the official website www.lez.brussels
  • The vehicle registration is valid for 3 years provided that the vehicle owner’s situation does not change.
  • Any non-registered vehicle is liable to a fine of 150 euros.
  • Currently, the registration of a vehicle for access to the City of Antwerp is not valid in Brussels, it is necessary to provide a separate registration.

Thank you for taking part in the regional effort aimed at improved air quality!