Drive in a clean air zone

Use this service if you’re planning to drive through clean air zones in:

  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bradford
  • Bristol
  • Greater Manchester (under review)
  • Portsmouth
  • Sheffield
  • Tyneside - Newcastle and Gateshead

There’s a different way to check your vehicle if you want to drive in London’s low or ultra low emission zones or a low emission zone in Scotland.

You might need to pay to drive in a clean air zone if your vehicle does not meet emissions standards.

Use this service to:

  • find out if you need to pay for your vehicle
  • pay the daily charge
  • view maps of clean air zones

This service cannot check vehicles that are registered outside the UK.

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Before you start

You’ll need the number plate (registration number) of the vehicle you want to check.

If you’re paying the charge for a single vehicle, you’ll need a credit or debit card.

If you’re a business and want to check a number of vehicles you’ll need:

  • an account - you can create one when you use this service
  • your company name
  • an email address
  • a spreadsheet in CSV format of the number plates (registration numbers) of the vehicles you want to check

If you’re a business and want to pay for a number of vehicles you’ll need a credit card, debit card or bank details.

Contact clean air zone support

You can get support if you cannot use the online service or you need help.

Clean air zone support
Online contact form
Telephone: 0300 029 8888
British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service if you’re on a computer - find out how to use the service on a mobile or tablet
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm (except bank holidays)
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Find out about call charges