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Parking enforcement of dropped kerbs

The council provides a service for residents and businesses that find their dropped kerb (access to driveway) blocked by an inconsiderate motorist.

Parking across a driveway

Inconsiderate parking alongside dropped kerb can prevent residents and businesses from getting their vehicles back on the road or in their driveway.

It could also prevent residents, particularly people with disabilities and persons with pushchairs, from crossing the public highway in a safe manner.

Vehicles must not park on the carriageway (road) adjacent to the footway, cycle track or verge that has been lowered or where the carriageway has been raised to the level of the footway, cycle track or verge for a purpose of:

  • assisting pedestrians crossing the road
  • assisting vehicles entering or leaving the off street parking areas such as driveways across the footway, cycle track or verge
  • assisting cyclists entering or leaving the road

The motorists who park their vehicle alongside a dropped kerb, in Hillingdon, could come back to find a parking fine on their windscreen.

Registering your dropped kerb

If you have a dedicated dropped kerb you will need to register your dropped kerb with us for enforcement purposes. This service is free of charge and your personal information will be kept safe and only used to verify your eligibility for this service.

Register your dropped kerb 

If you don't have a dropped kerb, but would like one, here is how to apply »

When is a vehicle obstructing your dropped kerb Dropped kerb diagram

The offending vehicle does not have to be fully obstructing the dropped kerb to be committing a parking contravention. For the contravention to occur, the offending vehicle must be physically over (with any part of the vehicle) the point where the regular kerb meets the dropped kerb or where the regular kerb starts sloping down towards the dropped kerb (also known as taper).

What enforcement action can we take

Any vehicle found to be parked in contravention will be issued with a parking ticket.

Once your dropped kerb is registered, you can phone the council's parking enforcement hotline on 01895 271 418, between the following hours:

  • 6am to 10pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • 8am to 10pm (Sundays and bank holidays)

They will then arrange for a Civil Enforcement Officer to visit the location and carry out appropriate enforcement.

Note: We can not issue a parking ticket to a vehicle that is parked in a parking bay and at the same time is causing an obstruction to a dropped kerb. Vehicles parked wholly within a designated parking place or any other part of the carriageway where parking is specifically authorised are exempt from dropped kerb enforcement.

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Article utilities:  Bookmark and Share Print Print this page Last updated: 16 Aug 2017 at 12:30