Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone

Clean Air Zone

On Monday, 27th February 2023, Sheffield is introducing a class C Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to help improve the air quality in the city.

The Class C CAZ applies to the following vehicles:

  • taxis, including both Hackney Carriages and private hire vehicles, which are below Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 Petrol
  • light goods vehicles (LGVS) such as vans, campervans and pickup trucks and minibuses which are below Euro 6 Diesel or Euro 4 Petrol
  • buses and coaches which are below Euro 6 Diesel
  • heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) which are below Euro 6 Diesel

Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged.

To find out if your vehicle meets the emission standards, you can use the government’s checking tool:

Check your vehicle (GOV.UK)

Vehicles which don’t meet the emission standards need to pay the following daily charge to drive through the zone:

  • £10 per day for vans/LGVs and taxis
  • £50 per day for coaches, buses and lorries/HGVs

Private cars and motorbikes will not be charged.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will be installed to detect non-compliant vehicles entering the zone.

Payments will need to be made online – a link to the payment portal will be available once the clean air zone is live.

Drivers can face additional penalty charges If payments are not made within 7 days of driving within the zone.

The CAZ covers the inner ring road and city centre.

View a map of the CAZ

If your vehicle doesn’t meet the necessary requirements and you need to pay a daily charge, there are different exemptions and incentives.

If you or your business is based in Sheffield or Rotherham and runs LGVs then you could be eligible to apply for a temporary exemption until 5 June 2023. If you own a Hackney Carriage taxi licensed with Sheffield City Council you won’t be charged until 5 June 2023, as the exemption will be set up automatically.

To find more about the CAZ exemptions and financial support, follow the links: