Preparing for Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

With less than one month to go until the launch of Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone, on 1 June, Birmingham City Council has published the Birmingham Clean Air Zone Charging Order 2021. The order sets out the full details of how the Clean Air Zone will operate, and the available exemptions. More details can be seen on Birmingham City Council’s website here, and the full Charging Order documents and maps can be seen here.

Those who are eligible for a temporary exemption permit are being advised to apply with all supporting evidence by no later than 10 May 2021 to be guaranteed their exemption in time for the 1 June 2021 launch. Applications submitted after that date will still be processed but there is no guarantee they will be approved in time for the Clean Air Zone and therefore charges would apply.

You can check if your vehicle will incur charges here, and apply for exemption permits here.