As of 1st October 2023, diesel-powered passenger cars must have a particulate filter for legal use in the low emission zones.Rules for passenger cars
Older diesel-powered vans must have a particulate filter for legal use in the low emission zones. This applies to vans, which are used for both private and commercial purposes.Rules for vans
Older diesel-powered lorries and buses must have a particulate filter for legal use in the low emission zones.Rules for lorries and buses
In very special cases, it is possible to get a dispensation from the low emission zone rules. Dispensations are only granted for short periods of time. You can read more about in which special cases a dispensation can be granted on Exemptions and dispensation.
If you pay here on the website, you will get a receipt once you have completed the payment, which you can then download. The receipt will not be sent directly to you.
If you pay using the payment slip attached to the administrative fine, it will appear on your bank statement in accordance with the agreement you have with your bank.
Administrative fines for illegal driving in low emission zones are always issued to the registered owner (user) of a vehicle, even if the owner (user) was not the one driving it.
You can avoid criminal liability as an owner (user) if the person who drove the vehicle reports to the Danish Environment Protection Agency that it was they who drove the vehicle at the time of the offence, and they do so within 30 days of receiving the administrative fine. The driver can acknowledge the offence and pay the administrative fine here by clicking on “Claim a fine” and then entering the specified reference number and registration number.
Please, note that depending on the circumstances, it may be a criminal offence for an owner (user) of a vehicle to falsely name another person as the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence. It is also a criminal offence for a person other than the owner (user) to falsely identify themselves as the driver of the vehicle at the time of the offence.
In cases where the Danish Environmental Protection Agency assesses that a criminal offence may have been committed as mentioned above, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency will immediately file a police report.
You can pay administrative fines using your credit card by clicking “Pay a fine”. You can also pay the administrative fine by using the payment slip enclosed with the administrative fine. Payment information is also provided on the administrative fine.
Once you have filed for an objection for an administrative fine, your case is automatically put on hold, so you do not need to take any further action until you have received a response to your objection.
Yes, you can. An administrative fine will be issued for each 24-hour period that we record illegal usage of a vehicle in a low emission zone. Furthermore, an administrative fine will be issued for each low emission zone in which the vehicle has been used.
Therefore, for every day you use your vehicle illegally in one or more low emission zones, you will receive one or more administrative fines until your vehicle complies with the rules.
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