4. My Stick'AIR sticker

From 15 January 2020, in the event of an increase in air pollution, access to the centre of the canton may be subject to temporary traffic restrictions for motorized vehicles without a Stick'AIR sticker corresponding to one of the authorized categories.

Professional transport vehicles: a grace period has been accorded until 15 January 2020 for goods transport vehicles.

The Stick'AIR sticker category of a given vehicle is the responsibility of the vehicle owner and must be able to be confirmed by the vehicle's registration document.

Is my vehicle concerned ?

This measure concerns all motorized vehicles (with certain exceptions), whether registered in Geneva, in another canton or abroad.

Choosing the right Stick'AIR sticker for my vehicle

To determine your vehicle’s Stick'AIR category (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, uncategorized, you will need its Swiss registration document (“carte grise”). You can then fill out all the fields by following this link

Determine your Stick'AIR sticker in just three clicks

your stick'Air in just three clicks

www.ge.ch/lc/monstickair

You can, if you wish, generate a PDF in order to keep a copy of your search results (this data is not retained by the administrative authorities).


How to determine a vehicle’s Stick'AIR category :

For a vehicle registered in Switzerland ?

To determine a vehicle’s Stick'AIR category (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, uncategorized*), you will need to know :

  • its engine type (petrol, diesel, electric or hydrogen);
  • its emissions code, as indicated in section 72 of the vehicle’s registration document (“carte grise”)
    • This reference incorporates both the vehicle type and the vehicle’s "Euro" emission standard.
      For example, code B5a corresponds to a passenger vehicle meeting the requirements of the Euro 5 standard.
Grey card
You can then determine the Stick'AIR category corresponding to the vehicle by means of this table :

Stick'Air based on emission code

Determining the category of the Stick'AIR sticker for a given vehicle is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle that displays it and must be able to be confirmed at any time by the authorities by means of the vehicle's registration document.

*Uncategorized

*"Uncategorized" means that a vehicle does not meet the minimum requirements for displaying a Stick'AIR sticker and is therefore subject to the restrictions provided for when the differentiated traffic measure is activated.

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For a vehicle registered in the European Union ?

To determine a vehicle’s Stick'AIR category (0, 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, uncategorized*), you must take into account the following sections of the European vehicle registration document (to identify the codes and sections concerned, please refer to the authorities of the issuing country) :

  • Vehicle type
    (for example, in France, the vehicle type is found in the “J” or “J.1” section for registration certificates issued since 2004, and in the “Genre” section for registration certificates issued before 2004.)
  • Fuel type
    (for example, in France, the vehicle’s fuel type corresponds to the energy type indicated in the “P.3” section for registration certificates issued since 2004, and in the “EN” section for registration certificates issued before 2004).
  • Euro standard
    (for example, in France, the Euro standard is indicated in the “V.9” section of the registration certificate).

You can then determine the Stick'AIR category corresponding to the vehicle by means of this table :

Stick'Air based on euronorm

Determining the category of the Stick'AIR sticker for a given vehicle is the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle that displays it and must be able to be confirmed at any time by the authorities by means of the vehicle's registration document.

Uncategorized*

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Practical information

Where can I purchase the Stick'AIR sticker ?

The Stick'AIR sticker is on sale at the counters of the Office cantonal des véhicules. Fondation des parkings and other points of sale.

It can be ordered online.

In addition, the French Crit'Air sticker, with equivalent requirements and an identical numbering system, is also recognized in Geneva.

The price of the Stick'AIR sticker corresponds to its cost of production and distribution and amounts to 5 francs.

If properly affixed, the Stick'AIR sticker will remain valid for the lifetime of the vehicle.

 

How should I affix the Stick'AIR sticker ?

Only a sticker correctly affixed to the vehicle is valid. The sticker must be removed from its backing and adhered directly to the inside of the windscreen if there is one (do not affix it to the sunshield). When a vehicle’s design means that it doesn’t have a windscreen, the Stick'AIR sticker can be affixed in a place highly visible at any time. Any other means of attaching the sticker to the vehicle (with adhesive, etc.) is prohibited and punishable by law. A sticker removed from a vehicle is no longer valid.

 

What do I risk if my vehicle doesn’t have a Stick'AIR sticker ?

A vehicle not displaying a Stick'AIR sticker or with a temporarily unauthorized Stick'AIR sticker is not permitted to travel within the Geneva differentiated traffic zone when the anti-smog measures are in force. 

An adjustment period of two years has been accorded for goods transport vehicles.

In the case of infringement, offenders are liable to a fine of 500 francs (Because of legal appeal this measure is temporarily suspended).

 

Exceptions

Which motorized vehicles are exempted from the differentiated traffic scheme based on the Stick'AIR sticker?

The following vehicles are not subject to the measure :

  • police vehicles and blue light vehicles;
  • vehicles equipped with a disabled sticker or "Blue Badge";
  • agricultural vehicles (as defined in section 19 "Vehicle type" of the Swiss registration document);
  • vehicles intended for the professional carriage of persons, including taxis (as defined in section 17 "Special use" of the Swiss registration document and, if registered in Geneva, recognizable by number plates from the GE 96 xxx / 96x xxx series);
  • military vehicles (M number plate on a black background);
  • special convoys;
  • consular and diplomatic corps vehicles (CC or CD number plates);
  • work vehicles (blue number plate: road sweepers, snow ploughs, road washers, excavators, manlift trucks, etc., as defined in section 19 "Vehicle type" of the Swiss registration document);
  • cycles and mopeds, including e-bikes.

 

*"Uncategorized" means that a vehicle does not meet the minimum requirements for displaying a Stick'AIR sticker and is therefore subject to the restrictions provided for when the differentiated traffic measure is activated.

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