Vehicles that have been adapted and are authorised to provide a special service or carry out a special activity in the low emissions zones, in agreement with the municipal byelaws.
Vehicles providing special services may be authorised to drive in the low emissions zones if they fall within the classification of the usage groups as defined in Annex II of the General Regulation on Vehicles (RGV) and within a category of authorisation specified in the table below:
|USAGE GROUP (Annex II of RGV)||DESCRIPTION||VEHICLE CATEGORY|
|05||Driving school||Vehicle used for driving lessons.||N2, N3, M2, M3|
|15||Car-transporter||Vehicle specially adapted to transport other vehicle or vehicles.||N2|
|22||Armoured vehicle||Vehicle with an armoured shell, used to carry persons or goods.||N1, N2, N3|
|28||Isotherm tank||Tank built with insulating walls that allow limiting heat exchanges between the interior and exterior||N2, N3|
|30||Refrigerated tank||Isothermal tank provided with an individual or collective cold production device for various transport vehicles (mechanical compression unit, absorption machine, etc.) that allows the temperature inside the cistern to be lowered and then permanently maintained within a few determined values.||N2, N3|
|31||Heating tank||Isothermal cistern equipped with a heat production device that allows the temperature inside the cistern to be raised and then kept at a practically constant value||N2, N3|
|47||Radio/Television||Vehicle adapted especially for radio and television broadcasting activity.||N1, N2, N3|
|49||Workshop or laboratory||Vehicle adapted for the transport of tools and spare parts to make it possible to carry out repairs.||N1, N2, N3|
|50||Library||Vehicle permanently adapted for the display of books and offering space to read.||N1, N2, N3, M3|
|51||Shop||Vehicle permanently adapted for the sale of goods.||N1, N2|
|53||Tow truck||Vehicle fitted with equipment that makes it possible to partially lift and tow away another vehicle.||N1, N2, N3|
|54||Mobile crane||Vehicle fitted with equipment that enables the lifting of loads, but not the transport of loads (this group does not include self-loading trucks).||N1, N2, N3, N3G|
|56||Concrete mixer truck||Vehicle built specifically for the transport of the components of concrete, and with the ability to mix. the components during transport.||N3, N3G|
|58||Vehicle for fairs||Vehicle adapted for machinery used by circuses and travelling fairs.||N1, N3|
|60||Sludge extractor||Vehicle equipped with an absorption pump for cleaning cesspools and sumps||N2, N3|
|61||Pumper truck||Vehicle equipped with a pressure pump for the movement of fluidized materials.||N2, N3|
|66||Concrete pump truck||Concrete pump vehicle, designed specifically to transfer fluid concrete.||N3|
|76||Bitumen truck||Vehicle used to spray fluid bitumen on different kinds of pavements.||N1, N2, N3|
|77||Road marking machine||Vehicle used to apply official markings on road surfaces.||N1, N2, N3|
|78||Snowplow||Motor vehicle designed exclusively to remove snow from roads and paths.||N1, N3|
The usage code is the second pair of digits appearing in the box "vehicle classification" on the vehicle's Certificate of Technical Inspections.
Applicants may be natural or legal persons owning vehicles, and may register several vehicles.
Interested parties need to apply to have their vehicle included in the register. After checking that all the requirements have been meet, applicants will be informed of their vehicle's inclusion in the register and the granted authorisation to drive in the ZBE low emissions zones.
By internet, using digital identification:
Fill out the application form available below.
No further documentation needs to be attached.
Digitally sign the application form and submit it: Click here to consult the accepted forms of digital identification.
If you have given us consent to verify your data at other public administrations and no issues are found, it will not be necessary to present any further documentation.
If consent is withheld, the applicant must submit copies of the following documents:
the Certificate of Technical Inspections (ITV)
the applicant's identity document
The application for registration of the vehicle will be processed (accepted, denied or returned as incomplete) within 15 business days of submission. During this period, until the moment you receive confirmation of inclusion in the Register, the vehicle is not considered to be registered and is not allowed to enter the low emissions zones.
The vehicle will be included in the Register, and be authorised to drive in metropolitan Barcelona’s low emission zones until the finalisation of the grace period established for each zone in the applicable byelaws. In the case of the low emissions zone Rondes de Barcelona, the finalisation date is 31 March 2021, and in the case of the low emissions zone Sant Cugat, it is 30 April 2022.
No fees are charged for this procedure.