Bath’s clean air zone will start from midnight on Monday 15 March to urgently improve air quality in the city. Most higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will be charged to drive in the city centre.
A higher emission vehicle is a Pre Euro 6/VI diesel vehicle (Euro 1 to 5/V or earlier) or Pre Euro 4 petrol vehicle (Euro 1 to 3 or earlier).
You can check whether your vehicle will be charged using your vehicle registration number using GOV.UK’s vehicle checker at www.gov.uk/check-clean-air-zone-charge
If charges apply, please refer to Bath & North East Somerset’s website for a list of local exemptions and whether you might be eligible for financial support to upgrade or replace a non-compliant vehicle or fleet of vehicles.
If charges apply and you drive in the zone from midnight on Monday 15 March, please remember to pay within 7 days at www.gov.uk/cleanairzone, or you could receive a penalty charge notice. From launch, payment can be made 6 days in advance, on the day you drive in the zone, or in the following 6 days.
While private cars are not charged in Bath’s zone, the Council is asking everyone to consider whether they need to use their vehicle, especially for short trips where walking, cycling or taking public transport is possible. We all have a part to play in improving air quality.
To find out more, go to www.bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
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