If none of these apply to you, you can also explore ways to meet the standard.
Blue Badge holders need to pay the ULEZ charge unless their vehicle meets the ULEZ emission 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.
Disabled people over state pension age whose vehicle does not have 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class can apply directly to us for the grace period if they:
From 25 October 2027 you will need to pay the daily ULEZ charge for your 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class vehicle if it does not meet the ULEZ emission standards.
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.
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 standard 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.
You can apply with the DVLA stop paying vehicle tax if your vehicle was built more than 40 years ago. This date moves forward on a 40-year rolling system. For example, when the ULEZ launched in April 2019, vehicles built before 1979 were eligible to apply for historic vehicle tax class.
All vehicles that have a historic vehicle tax class are exempt from the ULEZ. This tax class excludes any vehicle used commercially (for example, coffee vans or street food vans).
In line with the existing LEZ discount all vehicles constructed before 1 January 1973 are exempt from the ULEZ, regardless of commercial use or otherwise.
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 don't 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.