LEZs and DGT labels explained

Everyone is talking lately about the Low Emission Zones and the DGT labels that are needed to enter them. But due to its recent implementation, there are still many doubts about LEZs . In this report you can find the answers the main questions so that you can travel without fear of being fined.

What are Low Emission Zones (ZBE)?

These are areas defined by a public administration in which access and parking are restricted to certain vehicles based on their emissions, with the aim of improving air quality .

Where are LEZs located?

From January 1, 2023 , it affects all cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants . This means that they are already present in 149 municipalities in Spain, affecting more than 25 million people.


Comunidad Valenciana

  • Alicante
  • Alcoi – Alicante
  • Benidorm – Alicante
  • Castellón de la Plana
  • Elche – Alicante
  • Elda – Alicante
  • Gandía – Valencia
  • Orihuela – Alicante
  • Paterna – Valencia
  • Sagunto – Valencia
  • San Vicente del Raspeig – Alicante
  • Torrent – Valencia
  • Torrevieja – Alicante
  • Valencia

What fine is involved in entering an LEZ irregularly?

If you enter an ZBE irregularly, the fine amounts to 200 euros , since with the entry into force of the latest reform of the Traffic Law it is considered a serious infraction . Although of the 149 municipalities, only 20 councils already have regulated areas .

What cars do LEZs affect?

The most polluting vehicles, that are classified according to the DGT environmental label .

What kind of DGT labels are there?Label B (Yellow) : Gasoline passenger cars and light vans registered since January 1, 2001 and diesel from 2006.

What kind of DGT labels are there?

Label B (Yellow) : Gasoline passenger cars and light vans registered since January 1, 2001 and diesel from 2006.

Label C (Green) : Gasoline passenger cars and light vans registered from January 2006 and diesel from September 2015.

Eco Label (Blue and Green) : Most hybrid and gas vehicles. Plug-in electric cars with a range of less than 40 km, non-plug-in hybrids (HEV), vehicles powered by natural gas and gas (CNG and LNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

0 Emissions Label (Blue) : Battery powered cars (BEV), extended range electric cars (REEV), plug-in hybrid electric cars (PHEV) with a range of 40 km or fuel cell vehicles.

What DGT label does my car have?

You can check which DGT environmental label corresponds to your vehicle on two official sites:

The DGT website

ideaauto ‘s website

Where can I order the DGT environmental sticker?

You can get it at the Post Office , in the Network of workshops of the Spanish Confederation of workshops ( CETRAA ) and other networks of authorized workshops, in Administrative Managers, in the Institute of Automotive Studies ( IDEAUTO ) or in Ganvam in the case of fleets.

How much does the DGT sticker cost?

The DGT environmental label costs 5 euros , although the price may rise if we take into account factors such as the price of home delivery

Is it mandatory to wear the DGT label?

You are not required to carry the environmental badge in the vehicle, since its placement is voluntary . But if you do not carry it, you will not be able to benefit from the advantages of having an Eco or Zero sticker , and if it is unfavorable, they can also fine you by looking at the license plate through the control cameras.

Where is the DGT sticker placed?

The DGT label for your car must be placed in the lower right corner of the windshield.

Is there the option of entering the LEZ without a sticker?

Madrid and Barcelona , ​​which is where the system is already implemented and in operation, has a system of authorizations to enter the LEZ on individual days without fear of being fined.

What cars can I buy with the ECO label?

Here we show you the cars with the cheapest ECO label to access the ZBE .