Scottish LEZ Exemption System - Terms and Conditions for Use


The Low Emission Zone (Emission Standards, Exemptions and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 [Part 2, Reg 3] provides a limited number of national LEZ exemptions, including for Blue Badge holders. This therefore allows Blue Badge holders unrestricted access to a LEZ as either a driver, or as a passenger in a non-compliant vehicle.

Use of Exemptions

Vehicles are only exempt from Scottish Low Emission Zone (LEZ) restrictions under the Blue Badge exemption if they are transporting an individual who holds a valid Blue Badge.


The Scottish LEZ Exemption System allows Blue Badge holders to register their Blue Badge details and link these to non-compliant vehicles they travel in to avoid receiving and having to appeal a Penalty Charge Notice for traveling in a Low Emission Zone.

All information provided to the Scottish LEZ Exemption System and in any interactions with its representatives must be correct and accurate. If you knowingly supply inaccurate information, your account and all exemptions associated with the account may be cancelled.

If there is a change to your circumstances, or if any of the information you have supplied changes, you must provide notification, by way of updating the Scottish LEZ Exemption System by accessing your account online, via the provide telephone registration system (once available), or by emailing

Individual Blue Badge Account

All exemptions registered through a Scottish LEZ Exemption System account will only be valid whilst an active Blue Badge is registered.

Each individual Blue Badge holder may apply for up to one Long-Term Exemption to a vehicle which is register at their home address. A Long-Term Exemption will remain valid whilst an active Blue Badge is registered to the account. The vehicle to which a Long-Term Exemption is applied may be changed by the account holder at any time by accessing their account online.

Each individual Blue Badge Holder may register up to two One-Day Exemptions to be valid simultaneously and can be applied to any vehicle which they intend to travel in. One-Day Exemptions may be applied up to seven days in advance of, or before midnight on the day of travel.


Any suspected misuse of exemptions may result in the suspension of the associated Scottish LEZ Exemption System account, all associated exemptions and escalation to relevant authorities.

Changes to Terms and Conditions

The Scottish Government reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion and at any time, to change any existing and/or to introduce new or additional terms and conditions.