Glasgow's LEZ is being phased in to give everyone the chance to prepare:
Motorcycles and mopeds are unaffected by LEZ schemes in Scotland.
Fully electric vehicles comply with LEZ requirements in Scotland.
The emission standards for LEZs in Scotland have been set nationally, these are:
• Euro 4 for petrol vehicles
• Euro 6 for diesel vehicles
• Euro IV for heavy duty petrol vehicles such as buses/coaches and HGVs
• Euro VI for heavy duty diesel vehicles such as buses/coaches and HGVs
Vehicles which have been appropriately modified or retrofitted to meet or exceed these emission standards will also be permitted entry to LEZs in Scotland.
For practical purposes, it is generally the case that diesel engine vehicles registered after September 2015, and petrol vehicles registered from 2006 onwards will meet the required LEZ standards. Buses and HGVs from 2013 onwards also generally meet the Euro 6 standard.
You can see if your vehicle meets LEZ emission standards by using Transport Scotland's vehicle registration checker.
Certain vehicle types are also exempt from LEZ emission requirements in Scotland - these are:
Full details of each exemption is set out below:
Vehicles for Disabled Persons:
Blue Badge holders who require exemptions can register their details on Transport Scotland's LEZ exemption system.
The vehicle is being driven by any person who is:
Naval, Military or Air Force Vehicles:
Vehicles of 'historical interest' means a vehicle which is considered to be of historical interest to the UK, and which -
Vehicles described as either "showman's goods vehicle" or "showman's vehicle" according to section 62(1) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. Note: these are highly specialised vehicles used for the purposes of travelling showmen, where the vehicle is used during the performance, used for the purpose of providing the performance or used for carrying performance equipment
Glasgow's LEZ scheme will allow for applications for a time-limited (temporary) exemption under circumstances where entry of a non-compliant vehicle is required for a specific, defined purpose not considered in legislation or regulations.
Please note that private vehicles will not be considered for time-limited exemptions.
Applications will be determined on their individual merits. Examples of this may be but are not limited to:
Applications for time-limited exemptions will not normally be considered for the routine transport of people or goods or for routine commercial operations. However, the council may apply a time-limited exemption, by reference to the vehicle's use, upon consideration of an application.
It is expected that any exemptions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances and where the organisation applying can clearly demonstrate that timely efforts are being made to comply with LEZ requirements.
Time-limited exemptions can be granted for up to a year and may be subject to conditions or restrictions as deemed appropriate by the council.
The application form is available by clicking on this link.
Public Hire Taxi Operators:
There is a separate application process for public hire taxi operators who require a time-limited exemption. The online application form can be accessed by clicking on this link.