My Garage
New hero

Check if your car is ULEZ compliant

By Tom Gibson | June 18, 2021


Why not leave a comment?

See all | Add a comment

Daily charges ULEZ and CAZ charges in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Bath - plus how to check if your car is ULEZ compliant

Check if your car is ULEZ compliant

London, Bath, Birmingham and Bristol all have Ultra Low Emission Zones or Clean Air Zones. They’re all slightly different with regards to charges and the amount of square miles they cover, but one thing is consistent, if you have anything other than a low or zero-emission vehicle, the charges can become substantial quite quickly. 

To check if your car is ULEZ compliant, you can use Regit’s tool for free here.


The London ULEZ charge applies 24 hours a day 7 days a week with Christmas Day being the only exception. The charge is £12.50 per day for most vehicles. This includes a car, van, motorbike, or van up to 3.5 tonnes. The charge rises to £100 for heavier vehicles such as a lorry over 3.5 tonnes, a bus over 5 tonnes, or a coach over 5 tonnes. 


The Bath Clean Air Zone is monitored by a system that reads your vehicle’s number plate. It then calculates its emissions and charges if required. The price is £9 for a small vehicle such as a taxi or £100 for a large vehicle, such as a lorry over 3.5 tonnes. Motorists pay on the day of the trip, up to six days before, or up to six days after on the internet. 


Check if your car is ULEZ compliant Image

Birmingham Clean Air Zone charges apply 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You pay if your car, taxi, van, coach, bus, lorry or other motorised vehicle cannot meet its applicable emission standard which is Euro 4 for a petrol car, for or Euro 6 for a diesel car. The cost is £8 a day for a car, taxi, or small van rising to £50 for a larger vehicle such as a coach over 3.5 tonnes.


In Bristol, the cost will be £9 a day for smaller vehicles such as your car rising to £100 per day for a heavy goods vehicle, bus, or coach. However, you might not have to pay even if your vehicle does not meet its emission standard. Although unconfirmed, you might be exempt for a year if you live in the city but earn less than £24,000, for example. Such details will be confirmed in due course.

To check if your car is ULEZ compliant, you can use Regit’s tool for free here.  

Related Articles

Volvo XC60 Vs Mazda CX-60
It’s a car that oozes class with powered seats and a powered steering wheel.
Mar 15, 2023
Driver faces whopping 81 penalty points after being caught speeding 22 times along the same road
The laundry driver was caught along the same 30mph over a three week period
Mar 14, 2023
Jeremy Hunt set to announce £200m fund to tackle the pothole pandemic
The Chancellor's commitment means four million more potholes will be repaired
Mar 14, 2023
Sadiq Khan's ULEZ expansion hit with legal challenge after it was revealed he ordered vital cameras before public consultation
Londoners and Khan’s opposition left furious after ‘sham consultation’
Mar 14, 2023