The Penalty Charges of the Low Emission Zones

Penalty charges for the LEZ

We may issue a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if you drive within the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) without meeting emissions standards or paying the appropriate daily charge.

You may be issued with a PCN if:

  • Your vehicle does not meet LEZ emissions standards and you are not exempt or registered for a 100% discount
  • The relevant charge isn’t paid by midnight on the next working day after the first day of travel
  • The vehicle has not been registered with us
  • You have provided an incorrect number plate or incorrect date of travel when paying the charge
  • You paid by post but did not allow at least 10 days before your date of travel for your payment to clear

You may receive separate PCNs for each charging day that you drive within the LEZ. Please remember that the charging hours are from midnight to midnight. PCNs can be issued to both UK and non-UK registered vehicles.

To see the current status or amount outstanding of the PCN, plus other details, you can view PCN details online.

You can pay online (use the button above) or by:

Phone: 0343 222 3333 (TfL call charges)
Post:
Low Emission Zone
PO Box 342
Darlington DL1 9QB

Or find out more about challenging a PCN.

LEZ penalty charges to 25 October 2020

The amount of the penalty charge depends on the type of vehicle you’re driving and how soon you can pay it.

VehicleWeightPenalty chargeIf paid within 14 days
Large vansOver 1.205 tonnes unladen up to and includng 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£500£250
Motor caravans
Ambulances
2.5 – 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£500£250
Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight£500£250
Lorries
Goods vehicles
Motor caravans
Motorised horseboxes
Breakdown and recovery vehicles
Snow ploughs
Gritters
Refuse collection vehicles
Road sweepers
Concrete mixers
Tippers
Fire engines
Removals lorries
Other specialist vehicles
More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£1000£500
Buses
Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats)
More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£1000£500

LEZ penalty charges from 26 October 2020

VehicleWeightPenalty chargeIf paid within 14 days
Large vansOver 1.205 tonnes unladen up to and includng 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£500£250
Motor caravans
Ambulances
2.5 – 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight£500£250
Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight£500£250
Lorries
Goods vehicles
Motor caravans
Motorised horseboxes
Breakdown and recovery vehicles
Snow ploughs
Gritters
Refuse collection vehicles
Road sweepers
Concrete mixers
Tippers
Fire engines
Removals lorries
Other specialist vehicles
More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weightVehicles not meeting Euro IV standard: £2000Vehicles not meeting Euro VI standard: £1000Vehicles not meeting Euro IV standard: £1000Vehicles not meeting Euro VI standard: £500
Buses
Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats)
More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weightVehicles not meeting Euro IV standard: £2000Vehicles not meeting Euro VI standard: £1000Vehicles not meeting Euro IV standard: £1000Vehicles not meeting Euro VI standard: £500

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