You may be able to apply for an exemption from the zone charge if you meet the eligibility criteria and own a vehicle that does not meet the zone's emission standards.

Check whether your vehicle will be charged on the government's online vehicle checker Go to (opens new window) (GOV.UK).

Some vehicles are nationally exempt from all Clean Air Zone charges. Bristol is also providing some temporary local exemptions and a small number of ongoing exemptions.

If your vehicle does not meet the zone's emissions standards you may be able to apply for an exemption from the Clean Air Zone charge.

Apply for Bristol exemptions Go to (opens new window)

The different types of exemption are:

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: