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Professional Air Crit: what sticker for a company vehicle?

Verified 01 June 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The Crit'Air tile, or air quality certificate, is mandatory to travel during peak pollution in case of differentiated circulation and low emission mobility zone (ZFE-m). All vehicles are concerned: car, lightweight, lorry. A professional space on the official website for the delivery of the Crit'Air label allows you to order one for a fleet of vehicles. You can also get the thumbnail online or by mail.

Who is concerned?

All vehicle types must have a Crit'Air label: car, utility, motorcycle, scooter lorry...

It is mandatory to drive:

The Crit'Air sticker is visible on the vehicle.

It indicates its level of pollution.

There 6 thumbnails : the higher the number of the sticker, the more polluted the vehicle.

Example :

In the ZFE-m of the Greater Paris Metropolis , light vehicles (PTAC: titleContent ⩽ 3.5 tons) not classified or bearing the Crit'Air 4 or Crit'Air 5 sticker may not circulate from Monday to Friday, from 8am to 8pm, excluding public holidays. This traffic restriction applies to heavy goods vehicles 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm.

What category is Crit'Air for your vehicle?

The Crit'Air tile depends on the following criteria:

  • Vehicle type: car, lightweight, motorcycle, scooter lorry...
  • Type of energy or fuel: electric, diesel, petrol...
  • Euro Standard or date of 1re registration

Use the simulator to find out which Crit'Air sticker to buy for your vehicle:

Calculate the Crit'Air category of your vehicle (Crit'Air label)

Please note

review air quality certificate site if the vehicle is retrofitted, as it can benefit from a better rated air cryer under conditions. A retrofitted vehicle is a vehicle equipped with a pollutant emission control device settled after 1re traffic.

How do I get it?

The procedure varies whether you have a fleet of vehicles or not.

Fleet

You can order Crit'Air thumbnails through the business from www.certificat-air.gouv.fr.

Company fleet: request a Crit'Air decal

In case of difficulties, you can contact the Crit'Air label delivery service:

Who shall I contact

Other

You can purchase the Crit'Air label online or by mail.

Online

Your carte grise must be up to date.

Otherwise, you have to change of address before requesting the certificate.

Request a Crit'air label online

You can use this online service to find out what is happening with your request.

Prepare your carte grise, as you must enter the vehicle registration number.

Follow your request for Vignette Crit'Air 

The time limit for issuing the certificate is approximately 10 days.

In case of difficulties, you can contact the Crit'Air label delivery service:

Who shall I contact

By mail

Your carte grise must be up to date.

Otherwise, you have to change of address before requesting the certificate.

Download the Crit'Air tile application form.

Prepare your carte grise to complete the form.

Once completed and signed, send the form to the national certificate issuing service.

Attach payment by check to the order of theNational Printing.

Request for Crit'air label by mail (air quality certificate)

Who shall I contact

You can use this online service to find out what is happening with your request.

Prepare your carte grise, as you must enter the vehicle registration number.

Follow your request for Vignette Crit'Air 

The time limit for issuing the certificate is approximately 10 days.

In case of difficulties, you can contact the Crit'Air label delivery service:

What is the price of the Crit'Air decal?

The price of the Crit'Air sticker excluding shipping costs is €3.11.

If you buy a sticker, the price is €3.67 shipping included.

If you place a bundle, the price depends on the shipping method you choose.

Where should I paste the Crit'Air label?

You must stick the sticker to the front of the vehicle so that it is visible from the outside:

  • For a 2 or 3-wheel drive: on the fork
  • For car, utility, lorry....: inside the vehicle, front visible from the outside, on the lower right of the windscreen

What fine for violating the law?

The fine is different for a light vehicle and a lorry.

For a light vehicle (PTAC ⩽ 3.5 tons)

Move in low emission mobility zone (ZFE-m) with an unauthorised vehicle or without a Crit'Air sticker is fined up to €450.

In general, this is a flat-rate fine of €68.

The same fine is provided if you do not respect the traffic restrictions in case of differentiated circulation during a peak of pollution.

The following vehicles are involved:

  • Private car
  • 2 or 3 wheels, quadricycles
  • Thin Utility

This offence may immobilisation of the vehicle and impound.

For a heavyweight

Move in low emission mobility zone (ZFE-m) with lorry unauthorised or without a Crit'Air sticker is fined up to €3,750.

In general, this is a flat-rate fine of €135.

The same fine is provided if you do not respect the traffic restrictions in case of differentiated circulation during a peak of pollution.

This offence may immobilisation of the vehicle and impound.