Apply for an exemption for commercial vehicles with finance agreements.

 You can apply for an exemption for a commercial vehicle with a finance agreement if your vehicle doesn't meet the zone's emission standards.

Check whether your vehicle is nationally exempt or will be charged on the online vehicle checker (GOV.UK).

You can apply for this exemption if you meet all the following criteria:

  • you're a business

  • the vehicle operates from or is regularly stored at an address within the Clean Air Zone

  • the vehicle is subject to a finance or lease agreement which began on or before 30 November 2021

This exemption will end on 31 March 2023 or when your finance agreement ends, if that's earlier.

Apply for a Commercial Vehicle with finance agreement exemption

You'll be notified of the outcome of your application within 15 working days.  You're not exempt from the Clean Air Zone charge until your application is approved, so allow enough time for your application to be processed.

All exemptions are free of charge.

The Clean Air Zone is managed by cameras with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). If your exemption application is approved, the ANPR system will recognise your vehicle automatically and you don't need to display anything in your vehicle.

pdf Clean Air Zone Exemptions terms and conditions (321 KB) .

Contact information

Clean Air Zone Exemptions

If you need more information on local exemptions for specific groups or vehicles: