Birmingham City Council

Dropped Kerbs

Overview

A dropped kerb allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway without damaging the pavement or kerb. The work involves lowering the kerbstones and strengthening the pavement to create a ramp, and must only be performed by ourselves or an authorised construction firm.

If you wish to apply for a dropped kerb, complete the form ‘Dropped Kerb Application’ which you can download from the link at the bottom of this page.

Please note that if you wish to request a kerb to be lowered to make it easier for pedestrians to cross a road, this is known as a Pedestrian Access Crossing. To make a request for this you will need to click the 'New work on the highway' button in the Related Links sidebar at the right of this page.

Essential Information
    • A site survey inspection fee of £70 is required when returning your application, failure to do so, will result in your application not being processed until payment has been received.
    • Do not construct a hard standing parking area until you have received a written quotation from the City Council.

Frequently Asked Questions