Apply for an exemption for a registered community transport vehicle.

Apply for an exemption for a registered community transport vehicle if the 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).

The vehicle must be a minibus, bus or a coach.

You must have a valid Section 19 or Section 22 permit which you can assign to one vehicle. This vehicle will then be exempt from the Clean Air Zone charge.

Apply for a Registered Community Transport Vehicle 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.

This exemption will end on 31 March 2023.

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: