The combined low emission zone, road charge, congestion charge and ZTL scheme has been in operation since 10 October 2016.
Dates and details
All vehicles except registered electric vehicles and motorcycles need to buy a permit.
Non-residents must meet petrol Euro standard 3 and diesel Euro 4 to get a permit to enter the ZTL.
Permits are more expensive for residents not meeting the emissions standard.
Permits for Hybrid, CNG and LPG are less expensive.
All vehicles, except motorcycles and electric vehicles.
Registered electric vehicles can circulate freely and for free in Palermo ZTL.
Type of restriction
It is a mixture of all the three schemes.
Low emission zone because there is an Euro standard, urban road charge because you have to pay to enter the zone and access regulation because a permit is required for different types of vehicles / trips.
Palermo public transport
red line is the boundary of the ZTL
Limits of the ZTL are roughly from piazza Giulio Cesare to via Cavour piazza Indipendenza to foro Umberto I.
These streets are included:
via Lincoln, piazza Giulio Cesare, piazza Sant’Antonino, corso Tukory, via Re Ruggero, piazza Indipendenza, corso Calatafimi (nel tratto iniziale e più vicino a piazza Indipendenza), corso Alberto Amedeo, piazza Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, via Goethe, via Nicolò Turrisi, via Villa Filippina, piazza San Francesco di Paola, via Pignatelli Aragona, piazza Giuseppe Verdi, via Cavour, piazza XIII Vittime, via Francesco Crispi, via Cala e Foro Umberto Primo.
Has signs similar to this, a banned vehicle sign with the requirements below:
Need to Register?
A permit has to be purchased and displayed in the vehicle. The permit also gives an entry in the ‘white list database’ for entry into Palermo.
The pass can be bought online.
Payment by credit card, check or postal order. To access the portal you need a user ID and a password. Postage of the permit costs 2.55€.
Or in person from:
AMAT (Palermo Transportation Agency) office in 9,via Borrelli, at Piazza Croci.
ACI (Automobile Club Italy) offices in Palermo (see link for list) (for an additional 2.50€).
If you go directly to AMAT or an ACI office you need to bring your identity card, tax code and vehicle documents.
Further questions: The call centre number at AMAT is (+39) 091.350350
Foreign vehicles affected?
Hours of operation
The ZTL is active from Mondy to Friday from 08:00 - 20:00. Saturday from 08:00 - 13:00.
There is currently no Italian national scheme, but regional as well as individual city schemes.
National exemptions for all ZTL:
Categories stated by law: public transport, vehicles for disabled people with a registered disabled persons badge.
Resident’s vehicles, private car park owners, public utilities, hotel guests, vehicles owned by shops or companies inside the ZTL, delivery goods, car sharing, home care, visiting doctors, night-time surveillance, artisans, funeral company, voluntary organizations.
We focus on our website on information for people from outside of town. There are also exemptions for local residents, businesses and other operators. Go to the website Accessibilita à centri storici for more detailed information, in Italian.
Tourists who have their hotel in the ZTL are advised to talk to the hotel about the ZTL, to avoid fines.
Special exemptions may be granted, if there is an important need to enter the ZTL when it is in operation. For example loading / unloading, couriers, commercial activities etc. Talk to the local police about it, contact details below.
There are pedestian areas and restricted lanes in the ZTL which have different times for loading and unloading.
Local name for the scheme
Zona a Traffico Limitato (ZTL) or Limitazioni della circolazione, the general name for all access regulation schemes, also used for Low Emission Zones.
More information on ZTL Palermo in Italian
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