If none of these apply to you, you can also explore ways to meet the standards.
Blue Badge holders need to pay the ULEZ charge unless their vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards or is registered for one of the following three grace periods (temporary exemptions):
Disabled people whose vehicles are registered with the DVLA as having 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class benefit from a grace period which exempts them from paying the ULEZ charge until 24 October 2027. This is valid as long as their vehicle doesn't change tax class. Read the eligibility criteria for the disabled tax class exemption.
If your 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class vehicle is registered in the UK, you don't need to register with us to benefit from the grace period. If your vehicle is registered outside the UK, you are still exempt from paying the ULEZ charge during the grace period, but you will need to register with us.
You can apply for this grace period if you are a disabled person over state pension age who receives Attendance Allowance but your vehicle does not have a 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class. You can apply for your own vehicle or one belonging to your nominated driver.
You'll need to upload copies of:
If the vehicle is registered with the DVLA to your nominated driver, you'll also need to provide a letter confirming that the registered keeper is your nominated driver, and that they use the vehicle solely for your personal needs. This must be signed by both you and your nominated driver.
The quickest way to apply is to sign into your Road User Charging account and attach your supporting documents to an enquiry. If you don't have a Road User Charging account, you can use the button below to apply for this grace period.
This grace period is open to wheelchair accessible cars and vans that do not meet ULEZ emissions standards and that have been converted by mobility experts to allow a disabled person to access the vehicle as driver or passenger. To be eligible, the WAV needs to be fitted with one of the following adaptations:
The vehicle must be registered with the DVLA (or equivalent EEA body) in the name of the applicant. To apply for this grace period, you will need to provide images of your vehicle's logbook (V5C), a photo ID of the applicant and three images of your vehicle's permanent conversion for a disabled person's use.
You can only apply for a grace period for one WAV. Successful applicants will not need to pay the ULEZ charge for their vehicle until 25 October 2027.
This grace period is for people receiving certain disability benefits or those that meet the outlined medical criteria.
Applicants will need to be receiving one of the following benefits:
Or, meet one of the following criteria:
Applications must be made through a RUC account in the name of the applicant (you).
The vehicle must be registered with the DVLA (or equivalent EEA body) in your name or in the name of your nominated driver, and must not meet the ULEZ emissions standards.
If the vehicle is registered with the DVLA in the name of your nominated driver, you will also need to provide a letter, signed by both the applicant (you) and the nominated driver, confirming that the vehicle is used solely for the personal needs of the disabled person.
You can only apply for this grace period for one vehicle. Successful applicants will not need to pay the ULEZ charge for their vehicle until 25 October 2027.
To apply for this grace period, you will need to provide:
And one of the following:
If you are clinically assessed as too ill to travel to an appointment on public transport, you may be eligible to claim back any ULEZ charge and/or Congestion Charge you paid from your treating hospital. Your hospital will tell you if you are eligible.
London-licensed taxis are exempt from ULEZ charges. Older, more polluting taxis are subject to a 12 year age limit, with newer, cleaner taxis extended to 15 years.
All newly licensed taxis must be zero emission capable (ZEC) vehicles. Find out more about how we plan to have the cleanest taxi fleet in the world.
This ULEZ short-term grace period is open to small businesses (under 50 employees), micro businesses (up to 10 employees), charities and sole traders with a registered address in one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London, who have either:
Eligible organisations can apply for a short-term exemption from the ULEZ daily charge for their current non-compliant vehicle, if they have a new vehicle or retrofit ordered before the 29 November 2023.
There is no limit to the number of vehicles you can apply for, but each vehicle will need a separate application.
The short-term exemption will start from the date of successful application. The applicant will need to provide proof of the delivery date for their new compliant vehicle or the date that their current vehicle will be retrofitted to meet ULEZ emissions standards.
Applications for this grace period can be submitted at any time before 29 May 2024, but the new vehicle order or retrofit booking needs to have been made before 29 November 2023 to be eligible.
Successful applicants won't need to pay the ULEZ daily charge for their non-compliant vehicle from the date their application is accepted until the date they have told us their new vehicle is being delivered or their non-compliant vehicle is being retrofitted (up to 29 May 2024 - whichever is earliest).
There will be no exemption from the charges beyond 29 May 2024. If your non-compliant vehicle hasn't been replaced or retrofitted by the time your grace period ends, then you will need to pay the ULEZ daily charge.
If your vehicle is retrofitted, it can take up to 7 days for our system to show that it meets the ULEZ emissions standards. You must pay the ULEZ daily charge from the end of your grace period until our vehicle checker shows your vehicle is compliant. These charges are non-refundable.
The non-compliant vehicle you are replacing or retrofitting must be:
The newly manufactured vehicle must be:
The vehicle retrofit must be:
To apply for the short-term grace period from the ULEZ daily charge, you will need to provide the following evidence:
For newly manufactured vehicles - an invoice, on manufacturer or dealership-headed paper showing:
For vehicles with a retrofit booking - a retrofit booking on CVRAS-headed paper showing:
If the invoice for the new vehicle purchase or retrofit is in the name of an employee, director of the small/micro business or trustee of a charity, you will also need to provide confirmation of their link to the organisation, such as a letter on organisation-headed paper.
Many not-for-profit organisations that operate minibuses used for community transport can register for a temporary 100% discount of the ULEZ charge until 26 October 2025. These are minibuses that carry passengers on a not-for-profit basis. For example, for educational, religious, social welfare reasons, or other activities that benefit the community.
Once you have registered your vehicle and your eligibility has been confirmed, you will not be charged the ULEZ charge until after the end date of the grace period on 26 October 2025. After this date, all minibuses will need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay the daily ULEZ charge.
You can register your minibus now.
To apply, your organisation must be a:
The vehicle must meet these conditions:
To apply, you need to download the application form, fill it in, sign it and upload. You will also need to upload copies of the required documents listed in the form.
Designated wheelchair accessible PHVs used to carry out a private hire booking will be granted a grace period until 24 October 2027, during which they will be exempt from the ULEZ daily charge.
These vehicles will only be exempt when carrying out a private hire booking for a TfL-licensed PHV operator. At all other times PHV owners will have to pay the charge if their designated wheelchair accessible PHV does not meet the emissions standards and is not in the 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class.
See a list of designated wheelchair accessible PHVs licensed by TfL on the Passengers and accessibility page.
If you believe that your vehicle should be on the list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.`
PHVs that do not meet the emissions standards and are not wheelchair accessible must pay the full ULEZ charge to drive within the zone.
Two categories of historic vehicles are exempt from ULEZ:
If your vehicle meets the above criteria but is registered outside the UK, it is also exempt, but you will need to register it with us before travelling in the zone.
A small number of vehicle types currently exempt from the LEZ are also exempt from the ULEZ charge. These include:
If your vehicle meets any of the above criteria and is registered in the UK, it is automatically exempt and you do not need to register with us. If your vehicle meets any of the above criteria but is registered outside the UK, it is also exempt, but you will need to register it with us. Check if you need to register.
Some showman's vehicles are eligible for a 100% discount from the ULEZ daily charge if they are registered to a person following the business of a travelling showman and have been modified or specially constructed. Trailers and semi-trailers which have been modified or specially constructed are not eligible for the 100% discount.
For a vehicle to be eligible for the discount, modifications or special constructions for the purpose of the show must be either:
If your vehicle meets the above criteria, you need to register with us to qualify for the discount. (Vehicles that are already registered with TfL for a LEZ showman's discount do not need to be registered again for ULEZ). This applies to both UK and non-UK vehicles.
If you receive any other discounts or exemptions for the Congestion Charge you still need to pay the ULEZ charge if you drive within the zone in a vehicle that does not meet the ULEZ standards.