Access highlight marking (dog bones)

We can provide white 'dog bone' lines outside a property where it can be proved that there is a persistent parking problem

What are 'dog bone' markings?

These are white lines used to alert road users to keep clear of driveways or other access areas. They should be used in conjunction with a Kent County Council approved dropped kerb.

These road markings are purely advisory.

How much does it cost?

You must pay a non-refundable administration fee of £144.10 when you submit your application.

Upon receipt of your application, the council's highway engineer will carry out an assessment in order for your application to be processed.

If your application is successful, there will be a charge of £187.80 covering both installation and 10 years of maintenance, which you will be asked to pay in full prior to work starting.

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If a persistent problem is occurring, apply for a 'dog bone' to be marked outside your property.

Apply for dog bone markings

What happens next?

We'll assess your application and carry out a survey within six weeks. If the application is successful, we will contact you for the final payment and arrange for the work to be carried out within 12 weeks of receiving payment.