Apply for an access protection marking

Find out how to apply for or refresh an access protection marking (solid white lines).

Service information

Use this service to apply for an access protection marking.

Access protection markings are single white lines painted on the road in front of driveways and other accesses. They can deter vehicles from parking across an entrance to off-street premises, private driveways or where kerbs have been dropped to provide a convenient crossing place for pedestrians.

The access protection marking is advisory only and is not legally enforceable. The marking may act as a deterrent but the applicant should be aware of its limited effectiveness in solving the issue.

Before you start

The charges for installation or refresh of an access protection marking is £190.80.

Read the conditions which must be considered when making your application.

How to apply 

Apply for an access protection marking

What happens next?

We'll assess your application and the submitted evidence and aim to respond within 4 weeks. We'll also consider nearby parking restrictions and any possible road safety issues.

You'll be advised if your application is approved and we'll arrange for the marking to be installed by our road marking contractor.

If your application is refused your cheque payment will be returned.

Last modified on 21 December 2021

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