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Odense has a low emission zone in place.

LEZ in operation since the 1st July 2010, the emissions standard is Euro 4(PM).

All diesel-powered vehicles above 3.5 tonnes.
Vans and campervans with 9 or more seats are included.
Vans and campervans with 8 or less seats are not included.

Odense LEZ map
The black dotted line is the boundary of the LEZ.

    Road Sign
Denmark Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Vehicles need to have an LEZ sticker in the windscreen, click here to apply in English or 5 other languages (delivery can take 14 days), or here to apply in Danish (delivery can take 10 working days). A single sticker is valid for all Denmark.
Foreign vehicles need to carry the information stated below to prove they meet the emissions standards.

Are also required to fit a windscreen sticker, available from click here to apply (delivery can take 10 working days).

See national standards above. The particulate filter must meet the requirements below:
The maximum back pressure allowed from the particle filter is 20 kPa at maximum engine power.
The particle filter must reduce the exhaust of particles by at least 80%, calculated according to the applicable EU methods.
At constant use, the particle filter must ensure that the gas density after the filter measured at free acceleration does not exceed a K-value of 0.2 m-1.
OR, the vehicle must be fitted with a particle filter that is approved by the Danish authorities, see our retrofitting section for more details.

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Manual. This can be by inspectors while visiting a company, wardens while you park on the street or by police at routine roadside checks.

Around the same range as the price of particulate filters – up to €10 000.

From 1 September 2008 vehicles must be at least Euro 3 or fitted with a certified particle filter

From 1 July 2010 vehicles must be at least Euro 4 or fitted with a certified particle filter.

The national scheme now allows cities to strengthen the LEZ to include vans.


A summary of the impacts of the Copenhagen LEZ can be found Copenhagen air quality impacts page.

There is also a leaflet available in English, German and Polish.

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