If you have received a fine for driving in Bath’s Clean Air Zone and not paying the charge, discounted charge, or logging an exempt journey within the payment window, you can pay the fine, along with the outstanding charge for your journey, in a number of ways.
You have 28 days from the date of service (which is two working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, after the post date on the front of the notice) to either pay the outstanding charge and the fine of £120 or make an appeal to us.
If you pay the fine within 14 days of the date of service, you will only have to pay the discounted rate of £60.
Paying your fine
To pay your clean air zone fine the outstanding charge and by any method, you will need to provide the following information:
- the Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) number (for example, BN12345678)
- your vehicle registration number
Other ways of paying
Please call our automated payment line on 0300 456 0632 to pay over the phone with a debit or credit card (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Calls to this number cost 3p per minute plus your telephone providers access charge.
- You should make cheques or postal order payable to B&NES Council.
- You must ensure that your Clean Air Zone Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) number is clearly written on the back of your enclosed cheque or postal order.
- Send it to: Bath Clean Air Zone, PO Box 5475, Bath, BA1 OAH
- Do not send cash or credit / debit card details through the post
It can take several days for cheque or postal orders to arrive and be processed, so allow plenty of time if paying by this method.
Failure to pay
If you fail to pay the the outstanding charge and the PCN within 28 days, we may issue a Charge Certificate to you which will increase the penalty charge by 50% to £180.
We will enforce penalties for non-payment of charges for non-UK vehicles.
If you are driving into Bath’s Clean Air Zone, and other zones in England, please ensure you pay the required charge using the GOV.UK Central Clean Air Zone Service either 6 days in advance of your journey, on the day your vehicle is driven in the zone, or in the following 6 days.