Environmental badge, fine dust badge

To enter an environmental zone, you need an environmental badge valid for that zone for the vehicle you are using. Red, yellow or green environmental badges are issued depending on the emission behaviour of motor vehicles. In the meantime, a green badge is required to enter an environmental zone in almost all cases. Environmental zones are established by the competent authorities of the countries to improve air quality. Only vehicles that meet certain emission requirements are allowed to enter environmental zones. Motor vehicles Motor vehicles are divided into pollutant groups 1 to 4 (Annex 2 of the 35th Federal Immission Protection Ordinance [BImSchV]). A green environmental badge (pollutant group 4) will be given: all gasoline cars with a controlled catalytic converter of the first generation and gasoline cars from the Emission Level Euro 1, Diesel cars from the Euro 4 emission level, Euro 3 diesel cars retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system. A yellow environmental badge (pollutant group 3) will be issued to Euro 3 diesel cars and Euro 2 diesel cars, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system. A red environmental badge (pollutant group 2) will be issued to Euro 2 diesel cars and Euro 1 diesel cars, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system. All other vehicles (pollutant group 1) do not receive an environmental badge. Commercial vehicles and buses For commercial vehicles and buses of emission levels Euro I and better, a corresponding assignment applies: A green environmental badge (pollutant group 4) will be given: Diesel vehicles from the Euro IV emission level and better Euro III diesel vehicles retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system. A yellow environmental badge (pollutant group 3) will be issued to euro III diesel vehicles and Euro II diesel vehicles, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system. A red environmental badge (pollutant group 2) will be issued to euro II diesel vehicles and Euro I diesel vehicles, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system. All other vehicles (pollutant group 1) do not receive an environmental badge.

Registration certificate Part I


No forms Online procedure not possible No written form requirement Representation by other person is possible

Preconditions
Entry into an environmental zone

Hints
Access to an environmental zone is not permitted without a sufficient environmental badge. A penalty rate of EUR 80 is set.
http://www.bmub.bund.de/themen/luft-laerm-verkehr/luftreinhaltung/umweltzonen-umweltplakette/ http://gis.uba.de/website/umweltzonen/index.html

The environmental badge for the vehicle is issued by the issuing authorities on presentation of the vehicle documents. After the pollutant group has been determined by the competent issuing authority, the vehicle's number plate is entered with a light-fast pen in the designated inscribed with the badge. The vehicle owner must affixing the badge to the inside of the windscreen. The plaque shall be clearly visible and must be designed and fitted in such a way that it is destroyed when it is detached from the windscreen.