Getting a dropped kerb installed


Before you apply, check what factors might affect your application and read our dropped kerb policy.

Due to increased demand, applications will take up to 10 weeks to process.

We aim to process your application within a minimum of six weeks. You will either receive a written response approving the work or an explanation why your application has been unsuccessful.


There is a fee for these applications which covers all administration costs – including contacting utility companies – and a site assessment by a highway inspector.

You’ll be asked to make a payment when you apply. You can find out how much you’ll need to pay on our fees and charges page.

If your application is refused

If your application is refused, we will write to you to explain why and 50 per cent of the application fee will be refunded.

Choosing a contractor

All works must comply with New Roads and Street Works Act (NSWRA) 1991. If you choose not to use one of the accredited contractors from our list, your contractor will need to give you a copies of their NRSWA accreditation and public liability insurance. You must send these to us with your application.