Apply for a vehicle, environmental badge (LBV)

Environmental zones are intended to reduce pollution and particulate matter in city centers and improve overall air quality. In order to be allowed to drive into the zones, an environmental badge is mandatory. You can apply for or order the environmental badge from the Landesbetrieb Verkehr (LBV).
Fine dust stickers are also available in

  • any admissions office or
  • Any body that is authorized to carry out the emissions test (e.g. TÜV, Dekra, GTÜ, KÜS and FSP, vehicle workshops).
You only need the registration certificate part I (vehicle registration) to prove the pollutant behavior via the key number.


The environmental badge can be issued for vehicles registered in Germany and abroad. The only requirement is that the pollutant behavior of the vehicle can be proven using the code number in field 14.1 in the registration certificate, part I. This information can be found in field 1 of the old vehicle registration documents.


There is currently no environmental zone in Hamburg. This is why you don't need an environmental sticker here, but it can be mandatory for driving to other large cities.

An environmental badge can only be issued directly by the LBV within the framework of approval. A subsequent issue on site is not possible, in this case the environmental badge can be ordered from the LBV or purchased from any other place.
If you would like to order the environmental badge from the LBV, please transfer the amount of 7.00 euros to the LBV account, stating your name and vehicle registration number. You will then receive the environmental badge by post within approximately 14 days. Here are the account details:

Recipient: Landesbetrieb Verkehr HH

IBAN: DE42 2105 0000 0101 5840 00


Name of the bank: Hamburg Commercial Bank

Amount: 7.00 euros

Purpose: Application EmissPlak, name , license plate

Related Links

  • Environmental zones in Germany
  • LBV appointment bookings
  • State Office for Transport (contact details)

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