Transport – collection

Dart Charge

Find out about the new Dart Charge scheme.

We’re making improvements to the Dartford Crossing to reduce congestion and ease traffic flow. The Dart Charge scheme includes new payment arrangements, which were introduced on 30 November 2014.

Works are also taking place to change the road layout and operation of the Dartford crossing.

Find out more about the roadworks.

You can follow the launch of Dart Charge on twitter and facebook.

Video

A short animation to explain the changes taking place at the Dartford Crossing.

A short animation: Improvements to Dartford Crossing

Forms and documents

  1. Pay the Dartford Crossing charge (Dart Charge) by post

    • 16 December 2014
    • Form
  2. Set up or cancel a Dart Charge account by post

    • 16 December 2014
    • Form
  3. Dart Charge Penalty Charge Notice

    • 30 November 2014
    • Statutory guidance
  4. Dart Charge Charge Certificate

    • 30 November 2014
    • Statutory guidance

About Dart Charge

  1. Dartford Crossing layout changes: information for drivers of goods vehicles

    • 26 February 2015
    • Guidance
  2. Dart Charge: Dartford Crossing remote payment

    • 16 December 2014
    • News story
  3. Dart Charge leaflet

    • 1 December 2014
    • Promotional material
  4. Dartford Crossing improvements: goods vehicle guidance

    • 1 December 2014
    • Guidance
  5. Dart Charge: table of charges

    • 1 December 2014
    • Guidance
  6. Dartford Crossing vehicle classes

    • 19 September 2014
    • Guidance

Background

Background information about the implementation of Dart Charge. You can also refer to the relevant legislation:

  1. Dartford-Thurrock river crossing charges consultation

    • 30 June 2011
    • Consultation outcome
  2. Impact assessment opinion: 'Free-Flow' road user charging at the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing

    • 11 December 2013
    • Research and analysis
  3. Dartford-Thurrock river crossing: traffic flow

    • 1 January 2012
    • Corporate report