|The Milan Area C is now confirmed as being in operation for the forseable future.
The previous Ecopass scheme stopped working on 31.12.11.
Dates and Standards - city
The Milan Area C is now in operation for the forseable future.
Diesel vehicles Euro 4 or Euro 3 with a diesel particulate filter (residents, coaches and goods vehicles with Euro 3 vehicles can apply for access)
Petrol Euro 1
(Vehicles must be under 7.5 meters)
For residents vehicles: €2 (need to register)
For 'service vehicles': €3 (need to register)
For 'service vehicles': €5 (available only from parking meters)
Multiple day charges are also available
electric vehicles, motorcycles and mopeds, hybrid vehicles, bi-fuel, CNG and LPG (until 31.12.12).
Vehicles affected - City
What is the LEZ boundary - City
The LEZ covers the whole municipality, except for the exempted roads shown on the map below.
Red dots = access points for public transport, not usable for Area C access.
LEZ Road sign - City
Need to Register? - City
Yes, payment is required to enter the zone. Payment is possible by bank card at authoirised tobacconists, newsagents, ATM (automatic cash dispensers on the Intesa-SanPaolo circuit), call centre (once registered, call 800 437 437).
It is also possible to pay automatically with 'RID'. Contact Milan 02.88443333 or e-mail href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email the city authorities.
For more information see the Area C website
Foreign Vehicles? - city
Are covered the same as national vehicles. Vehicle operators should contact their vehicle registration organisation in your country to confirm the Euro standard.
Vehicles are exempt if the country of origin does not have Euro standards
Retrofitting allowed? - City
Retrofitting Summary - City
Hours of operation - City
Weekdays, from 07.30 to 19.30;
Thursdays from 07.30 to 19.30.
Does not operate at weekends or bank holidays.
Enforcement - City
Penalty - city
Payment is required for entry into the zone, the amount dependent on the vehicles emissions. You have until midnight the following day to pay. Penalty for non-payment is subject to a civil penalty €70-285. Police penalties are €70 plus a €11 investigation fee within 60 days.
National Scheme - city
This is the only scheme of its kind in Italy.
Area C exemptions
Local name for an LEZ - city
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) general name for road restriction, also used for LEZs. 'Area C' is the specific name for the Milan scheme.
Further Information - city
Milan Area C website