Environmental badge, fine dust sticker

To enter an environmental zone, you need an environmental badge valid for this zone for the vehicle used.

To enter an environmental zone, you need an environmental badge valid for this zone for the vehicle used.

Depending on the emission behaviour of motor vehicles, red, yellow or green environmental badges are issued.

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.

Automobiles

For this purpose, motor vehicles are divided into pollutant groups 1 to 4 (Annex 2 of the 35th Federal Immission Control Ordinance [BImSchV]).

A green environmental badge (pollutant group 4) is obtained:

  • all petrol cars with a controlled catalytic converter of the first generation and petrol passenger cars from the Euro 1 emission standard,
  • Diesel passenger cars from the Euro 4 emission standard,
  • Diesel passenger cars of the Euro 3 emission standard, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system.

Diesel passenger cars of the Euro 3 emission standard and diesel passenger cars of the Euro 2 emission standard, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system, receive a yellow environmental badge (pollutant group 3).

A red environmental badge (pollutant group 2) is awarded to diesel passenger cars of the Euro 2 emission standard and diesel passenger cars to the Euro 1 emission standard, 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 the emission standards Euro I and better, a corresponding assignment applies:

A green environmental badge (pollutant group 4) is obtained:

  • Diesel vehicles from the Euro IV emission standard and better
  • Euro III emission standard diesel vehicles that have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system.

A yellow environmental badge (pollutant group 3) is awarded to diesel vehicles of the Euro III emission standard as well as diesel vehicles of the Euro II emission standard, which have been retrofitted with an approved particulate reduction system.

A red environmental badge (pollutant group 2) is awarded to diesel vehicles of the Euro II emission standard as well as diesel vehicles of the Euro I emission standard, 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 another person is possible

Preconditions

Entrance to an environmental zone

Hints

Without a sufficient environmental badge, entry into an environmental zone is not permitted. A fine standard rate of EUR 80 is fixed.

Related Links

  • Annex 2 Ordinance on the Identification of Motor Vehicles with a Low Contribution to Pollution 35th BImSchV
  • ยงยง 2 5 Ordinance on the Identification of Motor Vehicles with a Low Contribution to Pollution 35th BImSchV

Related Links

  • Environmental zone in Germany

The environmental badge for the vehicle is issued by the issuing points on presentation of the vehicle documents.

After the pollutant group has been determined by the responsible issuing office, the registration number of the vehicle is entered with a lightfast pen in the written field of the sticker provided for this purpose.

The vehicle owner must affix the badge on the inside of the windscreen. The badge shall be clearly visible and shall be designed and affixed in such a way that it is destroyed when it is removed from the windscreen.

Responsible for the content
Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Planning

Last update or date of publication
11.02.2019