Pay a Clean Air Zone charge

You can pay a Clean Air Zone charge by calling the National Contact Centre on 0300 029 8888: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm, or you can pay online. Pay a Clean Air Zone charge on the GOV.UK website >

Community and school transport

Community and school transport vehicles will be exempt from the Clean Air Zone daily fee for all years. However, the exemption is not automatic and must be applied for.

To be eligible for this exemption the vehicle must be registered as Section 19 or 22 for operation in Birmingham and not registered as a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire Vehicle. In order to prove your eligibility for the CAZ community vehicle exemption You will need to provide proof of the following:

Vehicle documents

You will need to provide an image or copy of: 

  • V5C document for each eligible non-compliant vehicle

Proof of community vehicle status

You will need to provide one of the following:

  • Section 19 documentation (permit)
  • Section 22 documentation (permit)

You will need to provide the Section 19/22 documentation for each vehicle you wish to exempt. One account holder can apply for multiple permits if you manage a fleet of vehicles.


Some vehicles in this category will have an automatic national exemption due to having disabled passenger tax classification. This will be stated on the V5C. Please ensure you check the vehicles compliance using the government vehicle checker before applying to see if the vehicle is identified as chargeable. Please email the Clean Air Zone team if you are unsure.

Apply for an exemption permit