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Fine dust sticker/ environmental sticker information

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Clean air plans exist for areas with poor air quality. Clean air plans contain measures to improve air quality. Environmental zones are one possible measure of such clean air plans. Environmental zones reduce particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide pollution. Vehicles with high pollutant emissions are not allowed to drive in environmental zones.

If you want to drive your vehicle in such an environmental zone, you must purchase a fine dust sticker/environmental sticker. The sticker is available in three different colors, each of which is assigned to a pollutant group. The classification of your vehicle into one of the pollutant groups is based on the emission code numbers. You can find these in the vehicle documents.

Notice: The environmental zones are indicated by a separate traffic sign. The additional sign indicates the colors of the stickers with which vehicles have free passage in the specific environmental zone.


Process flow

Some municipalities and counties provide online services. Through them, you can order an environmental badge. You pay by direct debit, bank transfer or credit card. The sticker will be sent to you by mail. You can find the exact regulations on the websites.

Who should I contact?
  • the vehicle registration authorities
    • City district: the city administration
    • District: the district administration
  • the bodies recognized for carrying out the exhaust emission tests (AU), e.g. AU workshops, approved testing organizations such as Dekra, GTÜ, KÜS, TÜV, FSP or technical testing centers
Competent authority

Plaque issuing offices are:

  • the vehicle registration authorities
    • City district: the city administration
    • District: the district administration
  • the bodies recognized for carrying out exhaust emission tests (AU), e.g. AU workshops, approved testing organizations such as Dekra, GTÜ, KÜS, TÜV, FSP or technical testing centers
Requirements

In order to obtain an environmental badge, your vehicle must meet the criteria of pollutant groups 2, 3 or 4.

You cannot obtain a sticker for vehicles in pollutant group 1. These are

  • gasoline vehicles without a regulated catalytic converter and
  • older diesel vehicles with emission standard Euro 1 or worse.
Which documents are required?

Vehicle registration document (for older vehicles) or registration certificate part I (for newer vehicles)

What are the fees?

Depending on the city or district, AU workshop or test organization: usually EUR 5.00 - 8.00

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

no

In most cases, you will receive the badge immediately.

Legal basis
What else should I know?

If you are planning to drive into an environmental zone, make every effort to purchase a fine dust sticker/ environmental sticker as early as possible. If there are delays and you do not have a fine dust sticker/ environmental badge, you will not be allowed to drive in the environmental zone.

An overview of environmental zones throughout Germany can be found at the Federal Environment Agency (https://gis.uba.de/website/umweltzonen/index.php ).

For certain journeys, you can obtain an exemption from the traffic restrictions in environmental zones.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg

Professionally released on

20.08.2020

Process flow

Some municipalities and counties provide online services. Through them, you can order an environmental badge. You pay by direct debit, bank transfer or credit card. The sticker will be sent to you by mail. You can find the exact regulations on the websites.

Who should I contact?

  • the vehicle registration authorities
    • City district: the city administration
    • District: the district administration
  • the bodies recognized for carrying out the exhaust emission tests (AU), e.g. AU workshops, approved testing organizations such as Dekra, GTÜ, KÜS, TÜV, FSP or technical testing centers

Competent authority

Plaque issuing offices are:

  • the vehicle registration authorities
    • City district: the city administration
    • District: the district administration
  • the bodies recognized for carrying out exhaust emission tests (AU), e.g. AU workshops, approved testing organizations such as Dekra, GTÜ, KÜS, TÜV, FSP or technical testing centers

Requirements

In order to obtain an environmental badge, your vehicle must meet the criteria of pollutant groups 2, 3 or 4.

You cannot obtain a sticker for vehicles in pollutant group 1. These are

  • gasoline vehicles without a regulated catalytic converter and
  • older diesel vehicles with emission standard Euro 1 or worse.

Which documents are required?

Vehicle registration document (for older vehicles) or registration certificate part I (for newer vehicles)

What are the fees?

Depending on the city or district, AU workshop or test organization: usually EUR 5.00 - 8.00

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

no

In most cases, you will receive the badge immediately.

Legal basis

What else should I know?

If you are planning to drive into an environmental zone, make every effort to purchase a fine dust sticker/ environmental sticker as early as possible. If there are delays and you do not have a fine dust sticker/ environmental badge, you will not be allowed to drive in the environmental zone.

An overview of environmental zones throughout Germany can be found at the Federal Environment Agency (https://gis.uba.de/website/umweltzonen/index.php ).

For certain journeys, you can obtain an exemption from the traffic restrictions in environmental zones.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg

Professionally released on

20.08.2020

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