Your family and visitors to your property can park in front of the dropped kerb outside your property with your permission.
If you reside within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) and have a resident bay located outside your property and a white line marks the dropped kerb, then a vehicle can park in front of your dropped kerb. However they will need to comply with the restrictions of the parking bay during the controlled hours of the CPZ.
If a visitor to your property parks adjacent to the dropped kerb without complying with the restrictions of the CPZ, then they would be liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Please note that we are unable to enforce a dropped footway during the hours of a CPZ if a vehicle is complying with the restrictions of the CPZ. If a vehicle is parked adjacent to your dropped kerb but is not complying with the CPZ restrictions then parking services can take action due to the CPZ restrictions not being complied with. In order to do this, you need to register your dropped kerb with the council.
By having a registered dropped kerb, you are able to telephone the council about specific incidents and request that the council issues a PCN for misuse of your dropped kerb. When contacting the council with issues regarding your dropped kerb, please have your DK (dropped kerb) reference number at hand.
Register your dropped kerb
To register with the council you need to print and complete the enforcement of a dropped footway form and email it to email@example.com (with supporting documentation), or send it by post to: Ealing Council, Parking services, PO Box 46264, London W5 2UN.
Please note that the registration list will be updated on the first working day of each month.
To request the enforcement of a dropped kerb, you will need to contact parking services on 020 8825 6677 (Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm) and select option one. You will need to leave a message with the details of the vehicle blocking your dropped kerb, your full address and dropped kerb (DK) reference number.
Outside of these times (ie 8-9am and 5-11pm), please call the out of hours team on 020 8825 5000.
Please note: You need to be registered with the council before you can request enforcement.