Due to the large amount of crossover applications recently received we aren’t currently accepting new applications until 25 March 2019

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

It is illegal to drive over a pavement without a dropped kerb, and only the council can build dropped kerbs.


Apply for a dropped kerb​

We build dropped kerbs at the request of residents or businesses, if certain criteria are met.

There is a charge for this service, part of which must be paid as a non-refundable fee on application. 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 read the information pack carefully for full details.

Vehicle Crossover Information Pack

The information pack contains:

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

To apply, please email trafficandhighways@merton.gov.uk and we will email you an application form for you to return.


Report an illegal crossover

Unauthorised vehicle crossovers can cause damage to the pavement and present a danger to pedestrians. This includes driveways without a dropped kerb, and dropped kerbs that were not built by us.

Report an illegal crossover


Apply for a road marking

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, whether or not there is a white line.

When you apply for a dropped kerb we will ask you if you want a road marking. If you already have a dropped kerb 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.