The Birmingham clean air zone,or CAZ, has been launched. Will it affect you or are you exempt? Information and charges below.
Illustrated in the attached image the Birmingham congestion charge zone includes all roads in the A4540 ring road. This includes the city centre, Digbeth, Jewellery Quarter, and parts of Bordesley and Newtown. The areas affected are marked by signs indicating when the zone is being approached. An example of these signs is shown on the image of the map.
Cars will need to meet the Euro 4 emissions standard for petrol and the Euro 6 standard for diesel.
You will only have to pay if your vehicle is non-compliant.
In general, this means diesel cars manufactured before 2015 and petrol cars manufactured before 2006.
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If you are still unsure about whether your vehicle is affected or not you can use this vehicle checker
The charge for vehicles manufactured after the stated years above will be subject to a charge. This will be £8 a day for cars, taxis & vans. The charge is higher for buses, coaches, and HGVs at £50 a day.
Just remember that you will not be contacted advising to pay. You will need to go online and pay for the vehicle without a prompt. A failure to pay after entering the zone can mean a fine of up to £120.
The online payment system can be found here.
Temporary exemptions are available for some of those who live and work in the clean air zone. Most of the exemptions that are available will only be for the first two years after implementation.