On 23 January 2019, the French-speaking court for enterprises delivered its judgement ordering the company Green Zone, a company under German law, to correct, in all the languages used on its websites, the erroneous information which encourages the purchase of a sticker to register a vehicle registered abroad, while this sticker is not necessary to circulate in the Brussels’ LEZ and registration is free of charge though the official website www.lez.brussels
Failure to comply with the access criteria of the Brussels Low Emission Zone will lead to a fine of €350. The fine is the same for every offence.
A new penalty could be imposed only if the new misdemeanour occurred 3 months after the previous one. Example: On the 1st of May I drove an unauthorised vehicle. I received my first penalty notice. I would receive a second penalty notice if I drive the same vehicle after the 31st of July. And likewise, for following misdemeanours. This gives you time to take the necessary steps to change your vehicle or alter your travel habits. Therefore, in the course of a year, a maximum of 4 fines can be issued per vehicle.
In 2020, the fines for new vehicles affected by the ban will be issued from April 2020. A transition period of 3 months has been defined during which only warning will be issued.
Checks are carried out on the basis of vehicle number plates, using cameras. A network of around 191 cameras has been set up gradually across the entire Region (at the regional boundary as well as within the region).
The cameras are used in accordance with the laws on the use of private data and images.
These cameras are used in connection with the Low Emission Zone and also for police purposes. They are installed as part of the project to create a video-protection platform for the Brussels region.