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Glasgow's Low Emission Zone


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We need to reduce levels of harmful vehicle emissions in our city centre. These can cause health problems, particularly for those most vulnerable.

That's why on 1 June 2023, Glasgow's Low Emission Zone (LEZ) came into force.

There are some exemptions, including for Blue Badge holders. You can find out more about national LEZ exemptions by clicking on this link.

Motorcycle and mopeds are unaffected by LEZ schemes in Scotland.

You cannot pay to enter a LEZ in Scotland. 

All vehicles entering the city centre zone area must meet the less-polluting emission standards or face a penalty charge. The initial penalty charge rate is set at £60. The rate will double however with each subsequent breach of LEZ rules. Full details about the operation of LEZ penalties can be found here.

Glasgow's LEZ - Key Information

Scheme details including where the zone is, its emissions requirements, exemptions, penalties, and funding support.

Does your Vehicle Comply?

More about the emissions requirements and check your vehicle for LEZ compliance using Transport Scotland's vehicle registration checker.

Glasgow's LEZ - Funding Support

Details about Scottish Government LEZ funding support for those eligible.

Pay/Appeal a LEZ Penalty Charge

More about LEZ Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) and how to pay/appeal.

National LEZ Exemptions

More about the limited categories of vehicles which are exempt from LEZ requirements.

Time-Limited Exemptions

In exceptional circumstances, time-limited (temporary) LEZ exemptions of up to one year may be granted. Find out more here.

Overview of Glasgow's LEZ

Why Glasgow needs a LEZ, the legislation and evidence base that underpins it.

LEZ Development/Consultation

Information on the main development / consultation stages of the LEZ.

Taxi Exemption Extension Application

Information and how to apply for a LEZ Taxi exemption extension.

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