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

What does it mean for me?

Will I be charged?

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The Clean Air Zone will help tackle Birmingham’s air quality problem by charging the owners of the most polluting vehicles (unless exempt) to drive through an area within the A4540 Middleway (but not the Middleway itself).

If your vehicle meets the following emission standards you will not need to pay the daily charge:

  • Euro 6 (VI) or better for diesel engine
  • Euro 4 or better for petrol engines
  • For diesel/petrol electric hybrids the vehicle should meet the relevant emission standards
  • Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles will not need to pay the charge

If you need to pay the daily charge you may be able to apply for one of several exemptions or financial incentives. The legal document which sets out how the zone will operate and who is eligible for support is called the Charging Order.

If you do not need to pay the daily charge you can still help improve Birmingham’s air quality by choosing to walk, cycle or use public transport more often. You can find out more about how Birmingham is encouraging sustainable travel through its Transport Plan and find out most about alternatives to private car use by watching our free webinars.