Charges are live for Birmingham's Clean Air Zone

Charges now apply for non-compliant vehicles which drive through Birmingham's Clean Air Zone. Payment must be made within the allocated timeframe or a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued. Find out how to pay the charge

Businesses, organisations and public services

Medical practices

Staff, patients and visitors attending shifts or appointments at medical practices within the Clean Air Zone and who drive a vehicle that does not meet the emission standards will be required to pay the daily charge unless they have an exemption.

This includes:

  • GP surgeries
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Dentists

Check your vehicle

The only exemption will be visitors or patients attending appointments or visits at the following medical practices as they provide out-of-hours emergency treatment:

Visitors and patients attending these buildings can ask staff at the site for a voucher on each day of their visit (including visits which cross the midnight threshold). This must be redeemed online within seven days to void the charge.


Please note that one voucher will be required for each day of the visit, so appointments or visits which cross the midnight threshold (ie arriving at 10pm and leaving at 2am) will require two vouchers.

The vouchers will be able to collect from reception and must be redeemed online within six days of the appointment by inputting the unique code beneath a foil scratching. Full details and instructions will be printed on the voucher.

Redeem medical voucher

Staff at these premises who meet the eligibility criteria and who drive a vehicle which does not meet the emission standards can apply for a worker temporary exemption permit.

To help raise awareness of the Clean Air Zone amongst staff and patients, we have created some free A3 and A4 posters which you can download and print to display around your surgery, hospital or practice.

Apply for an exemption permit