The different exemption types explained.
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 https://www.gov.uk/clean-air-zones (opens new window) (GOV.UK).
Some vehicles are nationally exempt from all Clean Air Zone charges. Bristol is also providing some ongoing exemptions.
Specialist Vehicle Exemption Apply for an exemption for Tax Classes 4, 8 and 11 specialist vehicles
Specialist Vehicle Exemption Apply for an exemption for Tax Class 12 emergency vehicles
Financial assistance scheme exemption expires 31 July 2023
The Clean Air Zone is managed by cameras with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). If you have an exemption, the ANPR system will recognise your vehicle automatically and you don't need to display anything in your vehicle.