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The Low Emission Mobility Zone in Marseille ( LEMZ)

from September 1

From September 1, 2022 the LEM-Zone will be set up in Marseille. Find out what this means for travel by car, motorbike or camper van. Residents and visitors are concerned.

Published on 26 August 2022
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Aurélie Méchin
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What is the Low emission zone?

The Marseille Low Emission Zone establishes a perimeter within which the traffic of the most polluting vehicles is gradually limited in order to reduce road traffic emissions by the renewal of  the most polluting vehicles.

Which vehicles are affected?

All motorised vehicles (cars, two-wheelers, motor tricycles and quadricycles, commercial vehicles and heavy goods vehicles), whether personal or professional.

The LEZs system is based on the national CRIT’AIR sticker system, which distinguishes vehicles according to their level of pollutant emissions. Each vehicle is classified from 0 to 5 (or not). The sticker is MANDATORY for each vehicle.

Know your vehicle's classification

To find out the classification of your vehicle and order a Crit’Air sticker: go to the website  https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/ with the vehicle registration document.

One sticker per vehicle – average cost of  €3.11 (excluding shipping costs)

Implementation schedule

From September 1, 2022

  • Vehicles allowed to drive in the  zone: Crit’Air 0, Crit’Air 1, Crit’Air 2, Crit’Air 3, Crit’Air 4
  • Vehicles not allowed in the zone : Crit’Air 5, Not classified

From  September 1, 2023

  • Vehicles that can circulate in the area: Crit’Air 0, Crit’Air 1, Crit’Air 2, Crit’Air 3
  • Vehicles that cannot circulate in the area: Crit’Air4, Crit’Air 5, Unclassified

From September 1, 2024

  • Vehicles that can drive in the zone : Crit’Air 0, Crit’Air 1, Crit’Air 2
  • Vehicles not allowed to drive in the zone : Crit’Air 3, Crit’Air4, Crit’Air 5, Non classé

The Marseille LEZ will be permanent and applicable 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Air quality certificate classification

Note: motorhomes (and vans) are classified as “passenger cars” if they have a maximum permissible weight of less than 3.5 tonnes.

Good to know

Beware, fraudulent sticker purchase sites: As the official portal of the Crit’Air sticker reminds you, you will be sure to be on the official site if the logo of the ministry is displayed and if the address of the site is : certificat-air.gouv.fr  If this is not the case, you are on a fraudulent website.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

In the case of driving/parking with an unauthorised sticker or driving without a sticker, vehicle owners are liable to a fine of : 68 € for light vehicles and motorised two-wheelers.

Where to park a vehicle that is not authorised to drive?

Outside the Low Emission Zone area on the urban parking spaces or in the different car parks in the city.

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