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H Markings

Access protection markings (H Markings) are used to highlight to motorists unfamiliar with an area, that an access exists at the location of the marking.

The marking itself is not legally enforceable; as the offence being committed is the obstruction of an access point, which can be enforced without the marking.

The introduction of a marking requires certain criteria to be met and a fee paid if the marking is for the benefit of an individual only.

The general criteria states that the access must be close to a school or civic amenities (eg, leisure centre, playing fields, doctors etc) and therefore the motorists may not be aware of the access/drive.

If the location does not fit the criteria, it is likely that the offenders are residents or their visitors, meaning the marking would not have the desired effect. If this is the case, you may have to contact Merseyside Police for further assistance.

We charge £110 for the provision of a ‘H’ marking to cover the cost of the processing, provision and maintenance of the marking.

Should you wish to proceed with your request for a ‘H’ marking, please e-mail the Contact Centre or telephone on 01744 676398.