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Check if you'll be charged to drive in Bath's Clean Air Zone

From 15 March, you may need to pay a daily charge to drive in Bath’s Clean Air Zone if your vehicle does not meet required emission standards. 

Bath is introducing a class C Clean Air Zone, which means that charges will not apply to private cars and motorbikes (even if you use them for work). This excludes taxis and private hire vehicles. 

Please note that private cars and motorbikes may be charged in other zones. 

Check your vehicle online

Using GOV.UK’s vehicle checker, you can check whether charges will apply to your vehicle using your registration number. 

If you’re a business or organisation, you can check multiple vehicles. To set up a business account, all you need is a company name and email, and a spreadsheet of the registration numbers you want to check.

Start now

Warning The service only checks vehicles that are registered in the UK. However, charges will apply to any non-compliant, chargeable vehicle travelling in the zone, even if it is registered outside the UK.

Before you start

This service will not tell you whether any local exemption or discounts will apply to your vehicle. If charges apply, please return to this website to see if you are eligible for a local exemption or discount

See Bath's Clean Air Zone emission standards

Compliant vehicles (no charge)

Vehicles that are electric, low emission or conform to more recent Euro standards should emit less pollution than older vehicles, and can therefore travel without charge in Bath Clean Air Zone. The following classes of vehicles are all compliant:

  • Euro 6/VI diesel vehicles (or newer)
  • Euro 4/IV petrol vehicles (or newer)
  • Fully electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  • All hybrid vehicles
  • Modified or retrofitted vehicles registered with the Energy Saving Trust’s Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS)  

Non-compliant vehicles (charges apply)

We call vehicles that fail to meet Bath’s emission standards 'non-compliant'. These vehicles, including non-UK vehicles, will be charged if driving in Bath's Clean Air Zone, unless the vehicle is a private car or motorbike which are not charged in a class C clean air zone.

The following classes of vehicles are non-compliant:

  • Pre Euro 6/VI diesel vehicles (this means Euro 1 to 5/IV or earlier)
  • Pre Euro 4/IV petrol vehicles (this means Euro 1 to 3 or earlier)

See if you can get an exemption or discount

For questions about a vehicle’s compliance or the business user account, contact the Clean Air Zone Support using the GOV.UK contact form or call 0300 029 8888 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm).