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Exemptions – More Info & FAQs

Inspection lanes are no longer available for unregistered Blue Badge and Disability Tax customers to claim toll exemption.

You must register your vehicle against an exemption account for any future journeys. If travelling in an unregistered vehicle the toll must be paid by midnight the day after your journey.

Exemption Info

Having an online account for your exemption will make travelling smoother and quicker.

How exemptions work on an online account

Step 1 – Sign up

Once you have online access to your account, you can manage your exemption online. Firstly, you will need to fill in an application found here (prompts & assistance on completing the application can be found on the application pages).

Step 2 – Getting started with your account

You can have one vehicle marked against your exemption. If you have a Blue Badge exemption, this can be changed once per calendar month via your online account or by contacting us via phone.

Step 3 – Travelling with your exemption

You no longer need to stop at the Tyne Tunnels. This means once you have had your exemption approved, you can drive straight through without stopping. Our Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras inside the Tunnels detect your Vehicle Registration Number and apply the exemption to your passage.

Renewing your Exemption

Renewing your exemption still applies. You have to do this once per year. You can do this online here following the link to a Blue Badge exemption or Disability Tax exemption form, then select the link in bold text to the renewal form.


If you require this information in an alternative format, please call our customer service team on 0191 574 0031.

You cannot claim for toll exemption unless you have a registered exemption account.

Inspection lanes are no longer available for unregistered Blue Badge and Disability Tax customers to claim toll exemption.

Since you don’t have your vehicle registered against an exemption account, the toll is payable. This must be made by midnight the day after your journey. Make sure to register your vehicle against an exemption account for any future journeys.

If you do not make payment by midnight the day after your journey, an Unpaid Toll Charge Notice (UTCN) will be issued.

How to pay

Online at www.tt2.co.uk, via our app, automated telephone payment line on 0191 574 0030 or a PayPoint retailer.


If you require this information in an alternative format, please call our customer service team on 0191 574 0031.

Am I eligible for an exemption account?

As long as you have a Blue Badge or your vehicle is tax exempt due to a disability, you can apply for an exemption account.

What will happen if I don’t register my Vehicle Registration Number with my exemption account?

The toll is payable. This must be made by midnight the day after your journey, make sure to register your vehicle against an exemption account for any future journeys.

If payment is not made by midnight the day after your journey, an Unpaid Toll Charge Notice (UTCN) will be issued.

Payment can be made online at www.tt2.co.uk, via our app, automated telephone payment line on 0191 574 0030 or a PayPoint retailer.

Can I still show my Blue Badge to claim my exemption?

No. You must register for an exemption and assign your vehicle registration number to your exemption account.

I use more than one vehicle, how will this work?

You can register one vehicle against your exemption. You will have the option to change your registered vehicle once per month. You can do this via your online account or by contacting us.

I’m unsure how to complete the application form for registering for an online exemption account.

Please contact us. Our customer service team is available to assist on 0191 574 0031.

I have a Blue Badge/ a Blue Badge holder in the vehicle when I travel. Can I still claim my exemption?

You cannot claim exemption with a Blue Badge or Blue Badge holder in the vehicle with you, unless you have registered for an exemption account in advance.

My vehicle is exempt, but the Blue Badge holder is not in the vehicle.

The toll is payable. You can make payment via this page.

What if the vehicle I’m travelling in is registered with a Pre-Paid account?

You will not be able to add this vehicle against your exemption unless you remove this from the Pre-Paid account, as it cannot be on both.

If you do remove the Vehicle Registration Number from the Pre-Paid account, you will need to ensure that you add your Vehicle Registration Number back onto the account for any future paid journeys on the Pre-Paid account.

What if I’m a visitor to the area but have a Blue Badge?

You must register your vehicle against an exemption account prior to travel otherwise the toll is payable.

I don’t have online access. How do I apply and manage my exemption account?

Please contact us for further assistance.

I already have an exemption. When do I have to renew?

Renewing your exemption is required annually. You can do this online here following the link to a Blue Badge exemption or Disability Tax exemption form, and then selecting the link in bold text to the renewal form.


If you require this information in an alternative format, please call our customer service team on 0191 574 0031.

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