Before you start

Before we can process your application, you need to have a London Road User Charging account. You will create one as part of this process.

To register you will need to upload documents proving that your vehicle meets the required emissions standards, should be exempt or is subject to the showman's 100% discount.

Find out about meeting ULEZ emissions standards and LEZ emissions standards.

Documents you need for proof

All vehicles:

  • A copy of the vehicle's V5C or non-UK equivalent

Plus

To prove your vehicle meets the ULEZ standards:

  • A letter from the vehicle manufacturer's homologation department stating the vehicle's Euro standard or a conformity certificate

To prove your vehicle meets the LEZ standards:

  • Proof of abatement equipment fitted to the vehicle

Showman's discount

To apply for the 100% showman's discount, or to prove a vehicle is exempt from either scheme, you will also need to provide four photographs of the vehicle (front, sides, rear and interior).

You will get more details of what is needed for proof during the application process.

    

You must notify the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) immediately when the number plate of your vehicle has changed if it has a Reduced Pollution or Low Emission Certificate.

For Heavy Goods Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight you will need to submit a Notifiable Alteration Form, the appropriate fee along with the original Reduced Pollution or Low Emission Certificate. You can download the notifiable alteration form and guidance notes on GOV.UK.

For Light Goods Vehicles 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight and under, you will need to send a copy of the V5C vehicle registration certificate (logbook) displaying the new number plate along with the original Reduced Pollution or Low Emission Certificate to:

RPC Section
DVSA
Ellipse
Padley Road
Swansea SA1 8AN

There is no fee for the issue of a new certificate.

For buses, coaches or minibuses, you need to submit a copy of the V5C vehicle registration certificate (logbook) displaying the new number plate along with the original Reduced Pollution or Low Emission Certificate and, if it applies, the original Certificate of Initial Fitness. All documents should be sent together to the address above.

There is no fee for the issue of new Reduced Pollution or Low Emission Certificates due to number plate change.