This page acts as a hub of information about Bristol’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) which is managed by Bristol City Council. Please use this page to find advice and guidance on support available.

The CAZ charges the highest polluting vehicles and aims to clean up Bristol’s air as quickly as possible.

For all enquiries regarding payment of fines or entering the CAZ, please contact Bristol City Council or see the FAQ’s below.

Key Information

Read the latest news about CAZ.

What a Clean Air Zone is, why we need one

What it is and the purpose of Bristol's CAZ.

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CAZ charges and vehicle checker

Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you'll have to pay.

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View a map of Bristol's CAZ.

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CAZ financial support

What financial support is available, who can apply, how to register your interest.

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CAZ Exemption Criteria

You may be able to apply for an exemption from Bristol’s CAZ charge if you meet the eligibility criteria.

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Get a CAZ Exemption

You can apply for an exemption if you meet the eligibility criteria and own a vehicle that does not meet the zone’s emission standards.

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Get free active travel support

Reduce your car journeys with free cycling trials, eScooter credit and bus taster tickets.

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Here’s what you need to know to make sure you and your staff are prepared for the CAZ.


Please read out FAQs for more information.

Financial Support

Bristol City Council has agreed a £42m package of support with the government. It includes:

  • £1.8 million of loans and grants to help people who need to change their vehicle
  • £32 million for businesses to upgrade HGVs, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles
  • £5.9 million to help people switch to public transport and make more journeys by walking or cycling with free electric bike loans, cycle training and free bus tickets
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Additional Transport Initiatives

Learn about transport initiatives in Bristol

Voi e-scooters

Voi offers free rides and expands availability in Bristol.

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Dr Bike

Book a free Dr Bike session courtesy of Bristol City Centre BID.

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Travelwest Grants

Travelwest offer several sustainable transport grants for businesses including pool bikes, charging infrastructure and cycle storage.

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First Bus Commuter Travel Club

First Bus offer discounted tickets via their free ‘Commuter Club’.

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CyclingWorks Bristol

Bristol City Centre BID is a partner of the CyclingWorks Bristol initiative, an initiative to voice its support for safe cycling in the city.

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Net Zero Support & Events

  • Clean Air For Bristol

    A series of free events to find out more about Bristol’s CAZ and get personalised advice to help you prepare for the zone.

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  • Trading to Net Zero

    Business West – Support and guidance and events.

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  • Bristol Green Capital Partnership

    Networking opportunities, guidance and events.

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  • Green Tourism Business Webinars

    Visit West – Support and guidance.

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