Vehicle crossovers, also known as 'dropped kerbs', allow vehicles to cross a pavement to access a property or off-street parking.

We build vehicle crossovers at the request of residents or businesses, if certain criteria are met. It is illegal to drive over a pavement without a proper vehicle crossover.

Apply for a vehicle crossover

Report an illegal crossover​

There is a charge for this service and part of this charge must be paid as a non-refundable deposit on application.  If you are registered disabled, no deposit is required. If approved we will send you a final estimate within 6 weeks of your application, and at that time you can choose whether or not to proceed. You may also need to get planning permission. Please see the information pack below for full details.

Vehicle Crossover Information Pack - please read this carefully before making your application. The information pack contains:

  • criteria
  • appeals
  • paving your front garden
  • terms and conditions
  • costs and charges
  • planning permission

Road markings

We can paint a white bar on the road across the front of the crossover to draw attention to it. It is illegal to park across a dropped kerb without the owner's permission.

When you apply for a crossover we will ask you if you want a road marking. If you already have a crossover we can add a new road marking or repaint an old one.

Apply for a road marking

We charge £80 to paint a new marking, and £40 to repaint a marking.