Sheffield Clean Air Zone
A Clean Air Zone (or CAZ) is an area where targeted action is being taken to improve air quality and a number of local authorities are introducing such zones.
In England, there are four zone types, A through D and each stipulate the minimum emission standard necessary to drive within the zone. If a vehicle does not meet the required standard then a charge may be payable in order to drive within the zone.
In Scotland, such areas are referred to as Low Emission Zones (or LEZ) and non-compliant vehicles are prohibited from entering such zones and a penalty charge notice will be issued each time this occurs with the penalty increasing upon each infraction.
Clean Air Zone Details
This is a Type C Clean Air Zone. Charges apply to buses, coaches, taxi's, private hire vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), vans and minibuses. Private cars and motorcycles are not included and will not be charged for entering the zone.
Charges will apply for the following vehicle types if they do not meet the minimum emission standard required.
Check Your Vehicle
To make a payment for a Clean Air Zone journey, use the Government portal at:
Payments can be made up to 6 days in advance and any charge due must be paid by 11.59pm on the sixth day after driving into a zone.
Map of Charging Zone
You're automatically entitled to a national exemption and do not have to pay a charge, if you have:
- A vehicle that is ultra low emission
- A disabled passenger tax class vehicle
- A disabled tax class vehicle
- A military vehicle
- A historic vehicle
- A vehicle retrofitted with tehnology accredited by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS)
- Certain types of agricultural vehicles
The list of locally exempt and discounted vehicles in Sheffield are shown below. All exemptions will need to be applied for and are not automatically granted.
- Drivers of higher emission larger motorhomes can pay a discounted daily charge of £10.
- Buses, coaches or minibuses being used for educational school trips.
- Vehicles being used for community transport.
- Non-commercial vintage bus or vintage emergency service vehicle.
- If you have a compliant vehicle (or retrofit) on order.
- If you own a disabled adapted minibus, bus or coach with a minimum of 10 seats including the driver).
- If you own other, hard to replace vehicles such as agricultural, specialist works, showmans or recovery vehicles.
- If you own a specialist emergency service vehicle.