Information and guidance on applying for dropped kerbs for access to private property
You can download an application form (pdf, 31kb) (opens in a new window) which then needs to be sent to Dorset Highways, along with the licence fee, for approval before work starts. If you would like to speak to someone, or have the form sent to you by post then please contact us.
There is a non-returnable licence fee of £250.00. Construction costs for the installation of a dropped kerb may be in the order of £1,000 and any work must be carried out by a contractor suitably accredited for working in the highway.
A planning application must also be submitted to your local district council for all accesses onto classified roads and also for works in conservation areas. The planning applications page gives guidance on when permission is required, but if you are in any doubt, please contact your local planning office.
Planning permission from your district council may cost in the region of £95. Once this has been agreed, and the licence issued, you can proceed to arrange the construction.