Verge and footway parking

Report damage to a verge

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) is the local Highways Authority they are responsible for the majority of grass verges across the borough.

Contact Hertfordshire County Council's highways department who are responsible for verge maintenance.


Report vehicles parked on a verge

We have byelaw to reduce grass verge damage, by preventing cars from parking on them. This can only be enforced when an Officer witnesses someone driving onto the verge to park.

We will write to registered keepers of vehicles parking on verges, to advise them not to park in these areas.

To report vehicles parked on a verge contact us at with:

  • the vehicle registration number
  • exact location
  • photograph of the vehicle on the verge showing the registration number 

Please ensure you take care when photographing the vehicle and do not put yourself at risk.


Verge and Footway Prohibition Orders

We have introduced a Verge and Footway Prohibition Order (VFPO) in parts of the Borough.

This restricts parking on the footway, verges, vehicle crossovers and other green areas. It cannot tackle driving over a verge or footway or any other verge issues not relating to a parked vehicle. 

Check if your road has a VFPO

Check if your road is being considered for a VFPO on our programme of planned works.

If your road is not listed and you would like it to be considered for a VFPO or any other changes to the parking restrictions email us at or cal us 01707 357000 . Your request will be added to the list for consideration of a future work.

Blue Badge Holders

Blue Badge Holders may also park upon vehicle crossovers for up to 3 hours.

Vehicles parked on the footway

Areas not currently covered by a VFPO do not specifically ban parking on a public footway. If a vehicle is parked on a public footway adjacent to a single or double yellow line during enforcement times action can be taken.