Charges now 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

Charges and operation

Pay the charge or redeem medical voucher

Birmingham's Clean Air Zone went live on 1 June 2021 and from 14 June high-polluting vehicles will be charged to drive within Birmingham's A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself) unless subject to an exemption.

If you have been issued with a medical voucher following an eligible visit, you should not pay the charge. Redeem your medical voucher within 6 days following the date of your visit. You will need a new voucher for each visit.

Pay the charge

As per the Charging Order, which is the legal document setting out how the zone will operate, the charges will be:

  • £8 per day for cars, taxi and LGVs
  • £50 a day for coaches, buses and HGVs

Payment must be made via the Government's online payment system or by calling the National Contact Centre on 0300 029 8888 (8am to 4:30pm) either:

  • 6 days before the day of your visit
  • the day of your visit
  • 6 days after the day of your visit

Please note you will not receive a notification or alert advising you that you have entered the zone and payment is due; you as a driver are fully responsible for understanding and managing all payments.

If you do not pay during that allocated 13-day payment window you will be subject to a Penalty Charge Notice of £120, reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.

Businesses with multiple fleet vehicles can set up a business account to manage and process payments. However, please note there is no autopay function available and payments will need to be made manually.