What are the ULEZ rules?
The ULEZ prohibits high-polluting vehicles from driving across London.
If your vehicle doesn't meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you need to pay £12.50 a day to drive within the zone.
You can use the Euro standard of your vehicle to checck whether it is ULEZ complaint. For newer vehicles, the Euro emissions standards may be listed in section D.2 of your vehicle log book (V5C).
The ULEZ standards are:
- Euro 3 for motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles (L category)
- Euro 4 (NOx) for petrol cars, vans, minibuses and other specialist vehicles
- Euro 6 (NOx and PM) for diesel cars, vans and minibuses and other specialist vehicles
Lorries, vans and specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, and buses, minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes do not need to pay the ULEZ charge, but they may need to pay the LEZ charge.
The ULEZ rules are in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
How to check if your vehicle is ULEZ compliant
You can check whether you need to pay a ULEZ charge for your vehicle by entering your number plate here.
Where is the ULEZ zone?
The zone covers all London boroughs, excluding the M25. You can check whether specific locations are covered by ULEZ here.