Parking across a dropped kerb

Parking across a dropped kerb is a parking contravention for which a Penalty Charge Notice can be issued.

In Havering we only give fines for “unfriendly” parking across a dropped kerb.

This means if you park in across a dropped kerb you are committing an offence unless you have permission.

If you share a dropped kerb with you neighbour you will still need their permission before parking across the dropped kerb.

Specific details

The below is the correct way to park near a dropped kerb. The car is parked at least 1.5 metres (5 feet) clear of the dropped kerb and there are no parking restrictions applying in this part of the road.

image of a car parked 1.5 meters away from the dropped kerb

The below is not correct unless you have the permission of the home owner.

car parked across a dropped kerb which has no car on it.

Even if there is a yellow line with time restrictions you can not park across someone's driveway as below.

car parked across a dropped kerb with a  yellow line across it.

Even if a car can access the driveway you can still not park across it as shown below

Car parked partially across a driveway where it could still be possible to access the driveway.

If someone has parked across your driveway without permission you can tell our parking enforcement team

Parking across your own dropped kerb

Generally you should never park on the pavement unless you are parking in a marked bay.

However if you have parking bays in your street you can park across your own drive but not beyond the marked bays as shown below. Your vehicle must be parked within the drop of the kerb and no wheels should be on the raised kerb edge.

A car parked between two marked bays on the pavement. The car is in line with the other cars so there is no further reduction in pavement space

You cannot block the pavement as shown below.

a car parked between two marked bays but completely blocking the pavement.

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