Low emission zone; application for an exemption from the driving ban

Without a suitable environmental badge, you may only drive in environmental zones if your vehicle has been exempted from the traffic ban or an exemption permit has been issued.

Description

Prerequisites

You can only obtain an exemption if

  • your vehicle was registered to you before November 1, 2007 (without sticker) or before January 1, 2010 (red and yellow sticker),
  • a technical retrofit is not possible
  • you have no alternative vehicles registered in your name, and
  • a replacement is not economically reasonable, or
  • you are a resident or a tradesman with a company headquarters in the low emission zone.

If all these general requirements are met, you can obtain an exemption for certain journeys, for example:

  • Journeys of vehicle traffic in the public interest
  • Journeys in important individual cases

Required documents

  • Request for derogation

  • Registration certificate part I (for newer vehicles) or vehicle registration document (for older vehicles)

  • Certificate of technical non-retrofitting

    You can obtain this, for example, from technical inspection organisations (TÜV, DEKRA, GTÜ, KÜS, GTS, FSP). It is valid for one year, but does not replace an exemption permit.

  • Proof of the economic unreasonableness of a replacement purchase

    z. e.g. in the case of traders; reasoned opinion of a tax advisor or auditor that a replacement purchase would jeopardise your existence.

  • For classic cars without an H registration plate that are older than 30 years:

    • Vintage car certificate (in accordance with § 23 of the Road Traffic Licensing Regulations) or
    • corresponding certificate from an AU workshop or technical inspection organisation that such a certificate exists.

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag für eine Ausnahmegenehmigung zum Befahren der Umweltzone der Landeshauptstadt München
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Erteilung einer Ausnahmegenehmigung zum Befahren der Umweltzone der Stadt Neu-Ulm
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Erteilung einer Ausnahmegenehmigung zum Befahren der Umweltzone der Stadt Augsburg
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Erteilung zum Befahren der Umweltzone von Regensburg
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Fees

  • Depending on the city or district, different fees or costs are incurred (between 10 and 200 euros). The fees depend on the duration of validity and on private or commercial use. The exact fees can be found on the websites of the cities of Munich, Augsburg, Neu-Ulm and Regensburg (see "Further links").

    Additional costs are incurred for a certificate stating that a vehicle cannot be retrofitted.

    If the application is formally rejected, the same fee must be paid as for a permit.

Status:17.08.2023

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz

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