Access Protection Markings

Access protection markings (APMs) are white H-shaped lines painted onto the road to draw attention to a driveway or access. These white lines are advisory markings only and are not enforceable in law.

If you have a dropped kerb (footway crossing) you can apply to have an APM painted. If there are yellow lines in front of your dropped kerb we won’t be able to paint an APM.

To apply for a new APM or for a repaint of an existing marking, you will need to pay a non-refundable application fee of £58. We will carry out a site visit within ten working days to check its suitability. If your application is successful, we will give you a quote to complete the work. The price quoted depends on the size of the marking and does not include any future repainting costs.

Apply for an access protection marking or request a repaint