White lines

Apply for a white line

Covid-19 Update:

In light of the government guidelines this service is not currently available until further notice. Applications submitted during this period will be placed on hold and reviewed when the current government instructions have been revised to permit non-essential works to continue.

If you are having problems with vehicles parking across your driveway or garage, you can apply to have a white line painted on the road by your dropped kerb.

The white line is advisory only, but can alert other drivers to the presence of a driveway.

We can issue a parking ticket to a vehicle blocking your driveway or garage, with or without a white line, if you contact us through the dropped kerb enforcement service.

Apply for a white line

If you want to apply for a white line, you must make sure:

  • Your property is in the Borough of Watford
  • Your property has a clear vehicle access point with a dropped kerb
  • The access point is on the public highway

Once we've accepted your application and you've paid the full amount, it can take up to three months for us to issue you with a white line.


The costs are:

  • £150 - £50 non-refundable deposit, £100 remaining payment (if criteria met)

What if I have a shared driveway

If you have a shared driveway we will need your neighbour to agree to a white line before we can issue you with one.

You should speak to your neighbour before applying, as we will contact them as part of the application process to confirm they have no objection to the white line.

If you have a dispute with your neighbour about the ownership of the driveway, you should check the land registry website for confirmation of either shared ownership of sole right of way, before applying.

How long will the works take to complete?

Once full payment has been received we will aim for the line to be marked within 12 weeks of payment (providing there are fine weather conditions).

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