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Special licence required for heavy traffic to Helsinki inner city

Vehicles over 12 metres in length require a special licence to operate in the restricted area of the Helsinki inner city.


The restricted area covers the entire southern Helsinki up to the Paciuksenkatu- Nordenskiöldinkatu-Teollisuuskatu line excluding the West Harbour, South Harbour and Katajanokka. The restriction does not apply to buses.

The licence should be applied for using a form that can be submitted by e-mail, fax or mail, or in person.

Processing time:

A licence application should be submitted two workdays prior to the intended transportation.


The licence is free of charge.

More information:


Eija Huhtala, tel. 09 310 38372
Anne Ahola, tel. 09 310 29942

Printable forms:


Personal service:

Työpajankatu 8
open Mon-Thu 08:15-16, Fri 08:15-15


Urban Environment Division

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