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Dropped Kerbs (Residential Vehicle Crossovers)

A dropped kerb is where a footway or verge is lowered to allow a vehicle access to a property. Normally a footway or verge does not have the required strength for a vehicle to drive over it, so it will need to be strengthened. The strengthening will be undertaken as part of the dropped kerb work.

This allows you to:

  • Find out whether your application is likely to be approved
  • Find out how much the dropped kerb is likely to cost you
  • Submit documents/ photos electronically to support your application
  • Receive a quotation via email
  • Pay via debit/credit card

Before applying it is vital that you first read all the Guidance Notes. The guidance notes will explain what information will be required from you before you begin the online process.

You must ensure that your parking area meets all the criteria, as not all applications are approved. You will need to measure the distance between the kerb edge and your property to proceed. You will also need to create an account with us to receive the quotation by email.

Beginning the application

You will need to create an online account to receive your quotation. If you already have one you can use this account to submit your application. To continue please answer the relevant questions below or go to the estimate tool. If you have already created an online account with the County Council, you can use this account to submit your application. You can save your application and go back to it at any time via your account.

Due to the high volumes of dropped kerbs applications received recently a back log  has occurred.  We are currently estimating a 6-8 week quotation preparation but we are unable to offer timescales for construction.  Please accept Hertfordshire County Council's apologies for any inconvenience that maybe caused which unfortunately is unavoidable.

We apologise for this delay and thank you in advance for your patience

Is your application for Broxbourne or Letchworth or Welwyn Garden City?

We do not process dropped kerb applications in these areas. You will need to apply directly to the relevant Borough Council. Please use this link to access your local council's website.

If your application is for Letchworth then you must gain the consent of the Letchworth Heritage Foundation before applying.

If your application is for Welwyn Garden City then you must gain the consent of the Welwyn Garden City Estate Management Scheme before applying.

Are you a developer?

This application process is not for developers of sites of more than one dwelling. Guidance for developers of these sites, including sites where additional houses / flats are being constructed within the grounds of the existing property, can be found here.

Do you live on a private road?

This application process is for roads that are maintained as highways by Hertfordshire County Council. If you live on a private road you cannot apply.

Estimate Tool

It is possible for us to provide you with an initial estimate for how much a dropped kerb will cost you. This is merely an indicative price, a more detailed price will be provided further on in the application process, although the final price will only be determined once an engineer has visited your premises. Please complete the questions below to proceed. You can then obtain an estimate via the slide bar or start the process.

How much will it cost you?

Yes No

Sorry, you are not eligible to apply for a dropped kerb.

Yes No

Sorry, We do not process dropped kerbs applications in these areas.

To obtain a guide price, first measure the distance between the edge of the road and your property boundary, this is the area depicted by the X in the diagram below.

Then, using your measurement, slide the bar below to the nearest distance.

This is only an indicative price and will need the council to assess. It cannot be guaranteed that it will be possible to install a dropped kerb or that the dropped kerb will cost this price. That can only be determined after an engineer has visited to view the site.

To continue with your application please Login. If you have already created an online account with the County Council, you can use this account to submit your application. If you have not already created an account then you will need to register. You can save your application and go back to it at any time via your account.

If you need assistance to complete the application, please call 0300 1234 047 to speak to our Customer Service Centre, between 8am and 8pm on a Monday to Friday or 9am to 4pm on a Saturday and we will be pleased to help you.

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