Access Highlight Markings

Access Highlight Markings (also known as ‘dog bones’)

We can provide white ‘dog bone’ lines outside a property where it can be proved that there is a persistent parking problem.

These are capped white lines, painted onto the road to draw attention to a driveway or access to land/property and are used to alert road users to keep clear of driveways or other access areas.

These road markings are purely advisory and have no legal standing and therefore cannot be enforced but are useful in preventing the persistent obstruction of driveways and entrances to properties.

Access Highlight Markings

  • can only be installed across the front of properly constructed crossovers (dropped kerbs). These must be along sections of roads where there are problems with parking.
  • are placed on the road outside the entrance to the driveway or private access point. This shows the area that should be kept clear of waiting vehicles.
  • will terminate in line with the highest dropped point of the dropped kerb. Markings will not be extended beyond these limits to assist vehicles turning into, or out of, private accesses.


  • New installation: £330
  • Repainting faded lines: £100

When you apply

On receipt of a qualifying application, Officers from Thanet District Council will conduct a site survey. If the survey is approved, an invoice will be generated and sent to you. Once full payment has been received Thanet District Council will instruct the line marking contractor to complete the works. We are unable to provide an exact timeframe for the completion of this process.

If you require any help or advice before applying please email car.parking@thanet.gov.uk or call 01843 577471


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