Apply for a particulate matter sticker / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Low-emission vehicles can receive a so-called fine dust sticker.

You can obtain this from all registration authorities, technical monitoring organisations and all workshops that are authorised to carry out an emissions test.

The website of the Senator for the Environment, Construction and Transportation provides information on exceptions to the sticker requirement.

The stickers in the colours red, yellow and green each correspond to one pollutant group:

  • Green sticker = pollutant group 4:
    Vehicles with the lowest particle or pollutant emission, such as vehicles with the latest diesel technology and all vehicles with petrol engines that have a regulated catalytic converter. Also vehicles that are not powered by an internal combustion engine (e.g. electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles).
  • Yellow sticker = pollutant group 3:
    Diesel passenger cars with the emission key numbers (ESN) 30, 31, 36, 37, 42, 44 to 52, 72 and diesel commercial vehicles with ESN 34, 44, 54, 70, 71
  • red sticker = pollutant group 2:
    Diesel passenger cars with the emission key numbers (ESN) 25 to 29, 35, 41, 71 and diesel commercial vehicles with ESN 20, 21, 22, 33, 43, 53, 60, 61
  • No sticker = pollutant group 1:
    Vehicles with a worse classification cannot be assigned a sticker at all.
  • Registration certificate part I or vehicle registration document


The emission class keys of the vehicles according to No. 1 of the old vehicle registration certificate or No. 14.1 of the new registration certificate Part I (ZBI) are decisive for the issue of the stickers.

If the vehicle has been retrofitted with a particle reduction system, a modification ZBI is required.

Important: This is a service provided under municipal responsibility. You can therefore only visit an office that is located in your place of residence.


Which sticker the vehicle receives can be determined free of charge on the websites of the technical inspection authorities.

  • §§ 40, 47 Gesetz zum Schutz vor schädlichen Umwelteinwirkungen durch Luftverunreinigungen, Geräusche, Erschütterungen und ähnliche Vorgänge (Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz - BImSchG)
  • Fünfunddreißigste Verordnung zur Durchführung des Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetzes (Verordnung zur Kennzeichnung der Kraftfahrzeuge mit geringem Beitrag zur Schadstoffbelastung - 35. BImSchV)

Presentation of the vehicle registration document or the CTI to the registration authority. A representative may be appointed without special authorisation.

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