Owners of non-compliant category N1, N2, N3 and M3 vehicles can obtain a six-month extension on the grace periods established for those vehicles for each of the low emissions zones, if they provide proof of purchase of a new motor vehicle that is compliant with the technological and emissions requirements laid down for entering any of metropolitan Barcelona’s low emissions zones. Light commercial vehicles grace period has already finished in the ZBE Rondes de Barcelona.
All commercial vehicles and vehicles used for passenger transport are automatically covered by the grace periods approved by the municipalities, meaning there is no need for those vehicles to be included in the Register. However, inclusion in the Register is required if you want to make use of the grace period extension for vehicles that are set to be replaced. The following requirements are to be met:
The vehicle to be registered must be category N1, N2, N3 or M3.
The applicant must be the natural person or legal person owning the vehicle.
Proof must be provided of replacement of the vehicle with a new one that complies with the environmental requirements for entering metropolitan Barcelona’s low emissions zones (i.e. it has obtained the environmental label). The purchasing order, bill of sale or tender request for the new vehicle must be dated prior to the finalisation of the grace period applying to the vehicle being replaced.
Applicants may register more than one vehicle.
The vehicle owner must fill out the application form below
Attach the required documentation if you do not consent to having your data verified at other public administrations.
Digitally sign the form and send it. Click here to consult the accepted forms of digital identification.
The following documents must be submitted along with the application form:
Bill of sale, firm order, declaration of responsibility or tender document for the new vehicle in the name of the applicantion with technical specifications of the newly purchased vehicle model.
Or, responsible statatment of vehicle renewal compromise. Download the model here.
If consent to having data verified at other public administrations has been refused, then copies of the following documents must also be submitted:
Identity document of the applicant (DNI - Spanish Identity Card; NIE - Foreign Resident Identity Document; passport).
The vehicle is Certificate of Technical Inspections, stating its category code according to usage criteria.
The vehicle is Registration Document.
The application for registration of the vehicle will be processed (accepted, denied or returned as incomplete) within 15 business days of submission.
Once the vehicle has been registered, there is no need to obtain any further authorisations and it may be driven in metropolitan Barcelona’s low emissions zones up to six months after the finalisation of the grace period for these vehicles established in the byelaws.
ZBE Rondes de Barcelona
Category N1 vehicles (light commercial vehicles), grace period already finished.
Category N2, N3 and M2 vehicles (vans and lorries) which have already automatically been granted a grace period up to 1 January 2022 may apply for an extension to 30 June 2022.
Category M3 vehicles (buses) which have already automatically been granted a grace period up to 1 July 2022 may apply for an extension to 31 December 2022.
ZBE Sant Cugat
Vehicles of the categories N1 (light commercial vehicles), N2 (vans), N3 (lorries) and M3 (buses) which have already automatically been granted a grace period up to 30 April 2022 may apply for an extension to 31 October 2022.
ZBE Sant Joan Despí
Vehicles N1 (light commercial vehicles), N2 (vans), N3 (lorries) and M3 (buses) may request a grace period until 30 June 2022.
No fees are charged for this procedure.