Low Emission Zone (LEZ) penalty charges

Pay an LEZ Penalty Charge Notice

There is no method to pay in advance to enter the Edinburgh LEZ with a non-compliant vehicle.

This penalty charge structure applies to all four Low Emission Zones in Scotland as set by the Scottish Government in the Low Emission Zones (Emission Standards, Exemptions and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.


To make a payment, please have the following details to hand:

  • The LEZ Penalty Charge notice number beginning with EZ
  • Your vehicle registration number
  • A valid credit or debit card


The simplest way to pay is online. You can also view the photos captured by the camera. You will be able to view them before you pay. 

Pay LEZ Penalty Charge Notice

By phone

You can phone our secure 24-hour service to pay by debit or credit card. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Delta or Maestro.

0131 589 2744

By post 

Please take postage time into consideration when sending payments for LEZ Penalty Charge Notices by post. Where possible, please use an alternative payment method, for example payments can be made online or over the automated phone line. Please send your cheques or postal order, payable to The City of Edinburgh Council, to

Parking Services
The City of Edinburgh Council
PO Box 380
S98 1TS

Please write the LEZ Penalty Charge Notice number on the back of your cheque or postal order. For security reasons, you should not send cash.

Note that you must leave time for your payment to reach us and that items may be lost or delayed if sent by post. If you would like a receipt, please also enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

In person

We will assist you to make a payment by credit or debit card at

The City of Edinburgh Council Customer Hub
249 High Street
EH1 1YJ.

Please note that we do not accept cash payments.

At sheriff officers

We can’t accept payment if your LEZ Penalty Charge Notice has been passed to sheriff officers for collection. You must contact the relevant sheriff officer directly for payment options.