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Clean Air Zone - Are you ready?

From Monday, 26 September 2022 if your vehicle does not meet required emission standards and has not been registered as exempt you will need to pay a daily charge to drive in the Bradford Clean Air Zone (CAZ).

Charges will not apply to passenger 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 zones in other cities.

Bradford CAZ what do I need to do?

The most important thing to do is find out if your vehicle will be charged for driving into the Bradford Clean Air Zone. You can use the government website, to check whether charges will apply to your vehicle in Bradford and other Zones. If you’re a business or organisation, you can check multiple vehicles.

Don't forget if you are a Bradford business or resident you may be entitled to an exemption to paying the daily CAZ charge. You can find out about exemptions here. A local exemption does not apply until is has been registered with and confirmed by Bradford Council.

Set up an account – available now

You can set up a business user account to manage and process payments on the Drive in a clean air zone portal at to help you check multiple vehicles, assign account managers and set up a Bank Mandate. 

To create an account you’ll need your company name, an email address and upload a CSV file of your vehicle registration numbers.

Businesses with an account can now set up a Bank Payment Mandate to pay their Bradford CAZ charges.

CAZ Set up Bank Mandate

How to pay your CAZ charge

Payment must be made online at or by calling the National Contact Centre on 0300 029 8888 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, and Saturday, 8am to 4pm).

You can pay 6 days before the day of your visit, on the day of your visit or up to 6 days after the day of your visit.

A 'day' is classified as midnight to midnight, not 24 hours from when you enter the zone. During that midnight to midnight timeframe, you can enter and leave the zone numerous times and only incur a single charge. However if you cross the midnight threshold you will be charged for two days.

Please be aware payments can only be made from the go live date of 26 September 2022. You can pay for advance planned trips from 26 September 2022, when you will be able to make payments on the day of travel or up to 6 days after.

Please note:

  • You will not receive a notification or alert advising you that you have entered the zone and payment is due; you as a driver are fully responsible for understanding and managing all payments.
  • You may receive a £120 Penalty Charge if you drive in a non-compliant vehicle the Bradford CAZ and fail to pay any daily charge due within the payment window.

CAZ Business set up account

What help is available?

You can find out more information on our website about local and national exemptions, and grants that are available to Bradford businesses.

Clean Air Zone links and information

All information regarding the Bradford CAZ, including information about grants and exemptions, can be found on the Breathe Better Bradford website.

Sign up to receive Bradford Clean Air Zone updates

Clean Air Zone enquiries: 01274 435533 or complete the online form

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