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

Penalty charge £500, if paid within 14 days £250

Over 1.205 tonnes unladen up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • Vans
  • 4x4 light utility vehicles
  • Motorised horseboxes
  • Breakdown and recovery vehicles
  • Dual purpose vehicles
  • Other specialist diesel vehicles

2.5 - 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • Motor caravans
  • Ambulances
  • Motor hearses

5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight:

  • Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)

Penalty charge £1000, if paid within 14 days £500

More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • 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 heavy vehicles

More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • Buses/minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)
  • Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats)

LEZ penalty charges from 26 October 2020

Penalty charge £500, if paid within 14 days £250

Over 1.205 tonnes unladen up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • Vans
  • 4x4 light utility vehicles
  • Motorised horseboxes
  • Breakdown and recovery vehicles
  • Dual purpose vehicles
  • Other specialist diesel vehicles

2.5 - 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight

  • Motor caravans
  • Ambulances
  • Motor hearses

5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight:

  • Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)

Penalty charge £1000, if paid within 14 days £500

Vehicles meeting Euro IV standard (PM) but not meeting Euro VI standard (NOx and PM)

More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • 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 heavy vehicles

More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • Buses/minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)
  • Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats)

Penalty charge £2000, if paid within 14 days £1000

Vehicles meeting Euro IV standard (PM)

More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • 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 heavy vehicles

More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight:

  • Buses/minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats)
  • Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats)