All about the Air Quality Certificate

What is the certificate?
The certificate is a round sticker which corresponds to a vehicle class defined according to air pollutant emissions.
Is it mandatory?
The certificate is only mandatory in certain areas. It can also provides you with certain benefits set up by local authorities.

Link to Ministry website


You are on the official site for the issuing of air quality certificates in accordance with the Order of 29 June 2016 concerning the procedures for the issuing and affixing of air quality certificates. Watch out for scams.
Air Quality Certificates are mandatory for driving in restricted traffic zones introduced by certain authorities or for driving when the prefect introduces emission-based traffic restrictions during certain pollution episodes. Information is available on the websites of the relevant authorities for the restricted traffic zones.In the case of emission-based traffic restrictions, please visit the department’s prefecture website.Information is also available on the French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition website:

View the Order