Enforcing Dropped Crossings

If you block a dropped crossing in Nottingham City you are risking a £70 Penalty Charge Notice. You also risk your vehicle being towed away.

A dropped crossing is where the pavement, cycle track or verge has been lowered (or the road raised) to help vehicles accessing premises or pedestrians and cyclists crossing roads.

Dropped crossings are there to help:

  • Pedestrians crossing roads
  • Disabled users with mobility issues
  • Cyclists entering or leaving the road
  • Citizens accessing their driveways
  • Businesses and their customers entering private accesses
  • Vehicles entering or leaving the road across a pavement, cycle track or verge


Report a blocked dropped crossing

Report a Vehicle Blocking Your Drive

If your driveway is blocked by a vehicle parked over a dropped crossing, please use the online form to report it.

A Civil Enforcement Officer will need to observe a vehicle parked over a dropped crossing or lowered kerb for 20 minutes. 


There are certain exceptions to enforcing dropped crossings:

  • Vehicles parked wholly within a designated parking place and/or other part of the road where parking is specifically allowed
  • Passengers getting in or out of a vehicle
  • Vehicles used by the Fire, Ambulance or Police services
  • Loading and unloading
  • Vehicles used for waste collection
  • A vehicle parked outside a residential property with the occupier's consent or where the driveway is shared

Blue Badge Holders

Blue Badge holders are not permitted to park on a dropped crossing or lowered kerb and enforcement action may be taken.