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Apply for an exemption to access to a low emission zone

A milieuzone (low emission zone) is an area in a city where certain road vehicles are not allowed due to the level of pollution they emit. For example, diesel cars and lorry trucks. Are you unable to drive your vehicle in a low emission zone in the Netherlands because it doesn’t meet the emissions standards? You may be eligible for an exemption from the municipality.

This is how it works for you

Your (future) place of residence falls under:

Here is some information from your municipality.

Applying for an exemption from the low-emission zone

Trucks and vans

In the municipality of Maastricht, Statensingel is an environmental zone for diesel trucks and vans. Trucks and delivery vans may only enter the environmental zone if they have emission class 6 or higher. This also applies to vehicles with foreign registration plates.


In some cases, you can apply online for a day exemption to still have access to the environmental zone.

The municipality has various exemptions:

  • day exemption;
  • dispensation due to medical reasons;
  • dispensation due to financial necessity;
  • exemption due to delivery time of another car;
  • dispensation for campers and camper vans; 
  • exemption in special situations.

Questions about this topic?

Contact the Municipality of Maastricht

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Last updated on 26 September 2022