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Low emissions zone – Apply for an exemption


It is now possible for you to submit your exemption application online. Exemptions concern both Belgian and foreign registrations. Vehicles registered abroad must first be registered before an exemption application can be submitted. The exemption application is free and valid for three years. 


The Low Emissions Zone established throughout the Brussels-Capital Region came into force in January 2018. It prohibits the circulation of the most polluting vehicles (this year, Euro 0 and 1 diesel cars) in the Brussels-Capital Region.

For certain vehicles, exemptions are possible; both automatic exemptions and exemptions on application. Automatic exemptions apply to vehicles not concerned by the measure, such as heavy goods vehicles or two-wheeled motor vehicles. Exemptions on application correspond to various specific cases with precise definitions such as motorhomes, vehicles adapted for the transport of disabled persons, etc. The full list can be found here.

You will need various documents in order to submit your application.


Exemptions obtained by application will be valid for three years provided the vehicle information does not change.


If you have a vehicle registered in Belgium:

> Have your ID card, your PIN code and a card reader to hand,

> Click here to submit your exemption application.


If you have a vehicle registered in Belgium in the name of a company, click here to submit your exemption application.You must complete one form per vehicle.


For companies or other types of organisations with a fleet of more than 10 vehicles, it is possible to submit a “mass” exemption application by contacting Bruxelles Fiscalité (Brussels Taxation) via info.fiscalité


If you have a vehicle registered abroad:

> The first step is to register your vehicle by clicking here.

> Once registered, you will be able to submit your exemption application by clicking here.


All information on the Low Emissions Zone:

Any questions? Contact us: +32 (0)2 775 75 75 or


The establishment of a Low Emissions Zone is one of the measures adopted by the Brussels government to improve air quality in Brussels. Air pollution is a public health issue, as the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that polluting engine emissions cause 75,000 premature deaths in Europe every year.


The implementation of the Low Emissions Zone is a project involving the collaboration of several government bodies and stakeholders, in particular: Bruxelles Environnement, Bruxelles Fiscalité, le Centre d’Informatique pour la Région Bruxelloise, Bruxelles Prévention Sécurité and Bruxelles Mobilité.