Low emission zone Utrecht

Important!

Utrecht has an environmental zone: Utrecht

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Utrecht - Netherlands

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019

Type of environmental zone

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: car, camper (M1), van (N1) , truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard: 0-3

Fines: 95 - 240 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone includes the city centre, the railway station district and the Jaarbeurs.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Municipal Office
Stadtplateau 1
3521AZ Utrecht
Phone: +31 30 286 00 00

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Low Emission Zone

Do I need stickers or registrations?

No. Here you do not need to buy a sticker or apply for registration. You only have to follow the rules of entry.


Our Green-Zones App helps you to avoid penalties.

Unfortunately there are no exact street signs known. Therefore it is difficult to know when you are in the environmental zone.


Our Green-Zones App helps you to avoid penalties.

Good to know...

All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.


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