Birmingham Clean Air Zone


On 1 June 2021 Birmingham City Council will launch a Clean Air Zone in a bid to tackle air pollution in the City. 

The owners of high polluting vehicles (approx. one in four) will need to pay a daily charge to travel within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road (but not the Middleway itself).

People can input their registration number on the Government vehicle checker to check if they will be charged to enter the Clean Air Zone.  Charges will be £8 per day for cars / LGVs (small vans) and £50 per day for coaches / HGVs. 

The Zone will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and the charging period is midnight-midnight (not 24 hours from entering the Zone).

Signs will be installed around the boundary of the Zone warning drivers they are approaching the Zone. Once they enter, ANPR cameras will detect the vehicles and determine if they are subject to charges.   

It is important to note that drivers will not be notified they have entered the Zone via text, email or letter. The onus is on the driver to know they have entered the Zone and arrange payment within the allocated timeframe.   

For more information on the Clean Air Zone please visit the Brum Breathes website.