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

Information on temporary exemption permits

Before applying for a temporary exemption permit:

Check your vehicle

  • Check if you are eligible and what documents you need to submit using the links below.
  • Read our Terms and Conditions and Application Guidance
  • If applying for a workers exemption please take a moment to read through this Model Workplace Letter which shows the information your letter should provide in support of your application

Apply for an exemption

  • Please ensure you submit all the required documentation
  • If information is missing, we will contact you which could mean a delay in processing your application.
  • Once you have submitted your application you will receive an automatic acknowledgement email.
  • You will be notified of the outcome of your application prior to the Clean Air Zone going live.
  • If your application is successful and approved your Exemption Permit will be issued and will be made active from the date you recieve it
  • Please do not contact us for updates until you are notified as to whether your application has been approved or rejected.

We produce a monthly update on the number of exemption permits which have been approved, broken down by category and month with a cumulative total.

You can log into your exemption account at anytime to check the status and progress of your application or add any additional information.