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Birmingham Clean Air Zone: What you need to know

Birmingham is on a journey to cleaner air. From 1st June 2021, Birmingham will launch a Clean Air Zone.  Most of the pollution in the air is caused by cars and this is having a harmful effect on the health of people living, working and studying in the city. It is hoped that the Clean Air Zone will help improve air quality.

 

What is a Clean Air Zone?

A Clean Air Zone is an area within the city where the most polluting vehicles/cars are discouraged from entering the zone to improve air quality. No vehicles are banned in the zone, but those which do not have clean enough engines will have to pay a daily charge if they travel within the area.

Where is the Clean Air Zone?

Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will cover all the roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road, but not the Middleway itself.

[Image by Birmingham City Council via Birmingham.gov.uk, ©Birmingham City council, All Rights Reserved]

[Image Description: Map of Birmingham Clean Air Zone- Displaying and covering all roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road, but not the Middleway itself.]

Clean Air Zone Timing and Charges

On 1st June 2021, Birmingham will launch the Clean Air Zone. It will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Clean Air Zone charges will be applied for each day you enter the Zone. If you have a non-compliant vehicle and want to drive in the Zone, you will pay once for that day, you may then drive in and out of the area as many times as you want on that day.

If you are unsure if you need to pay when entering the Clean Air Zone, you can find out by inputting your vehicle registration details into the Government Vehicle Checker. If you need support to check your vehicle, please contact our Access Team via the details below:

  • Email: access@bid.org.uk
  • Text, FaceTime or call: 07595-086540 / 07783-809815
  • Call:0121-450-5120

I live in the Clean Air Zone

If you live within the Clean Air Zone and own a vehicle that will be charged, you may be able to apply for a Temporary Exemption Permit. This is available for individuals who meet all three of the following criteria:

  • You live at an address within the Clean Air Zone
  • You own a vehicle that does not met the emission standards for the Clean Air Zone and will be subject to the daily charge
  • The vehicle is registered to the same address you live at

Click on the link to apply for a Temporary Exemption Permit.

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Posted 18th May 2021