Dart Charge

Documents, forms and guidance for the Dart Charge scheme.

To reduce congestion the Dartford Crossings operates a remote payment method called Dart Charge. Payment is required for each trip both northbound and southbound. You can pay in advance or until midnight the following day.

You can keep up to date with Dart Charge on twitter and facebook.


The Dartford Crossings operates a Traffic Safety System to ensure over height vehicles don’t enter the smaller west (left) tunnel.

Over-height vehicles at the Dartford Crossing

Forms and documents

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

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

    • Form
  3. Dart Charge Penalty Charge Notice

    • Statutory guidance
  4. Dart Charge charge certificate

    • Statutory guidance

About Dart Charge

  1. Dart Charge key facts

    • Guidance
  2. How to pay the Dart Charge

    • Promotional material
  3. Dart Charge data table

    • Transparency data

Advice for drivers

Information for foreign drivers


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

Published 19 September 2014
Last updated 28 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Old links removed.
  2. Dart Charge Key Facts document added to the 'About Dart Charge' section
  3. Safety leaflet added
  4. Updated video 'how to pay at Dartford Crossing' added
  5. Christmas and summer 2015 leaflets removed.
  6. Documents added
  7. Update to animation video
  8. Press releases added
  9. Updated text to reflect one year since opening
  10. Sign location leaflet added
  11. "Improvements to Dartford Crossing" video link updated.
  12. Added summer 2015 leaflet.
  13. Added new document
  14. Date amended.
  15. Video about traffic safety system added. New leaflet added.
  16. Goods vehicle information leaflet added
  17. Dart Charge bulletin 3 added.
  18. Latest press releases added.
  19. Postal forms added.
  20. Video updated.
  21. Latest press releases added
  22. New multi-lingual leaflet added
  23. Advice for drivers of goods vehicles and fleet managers added
  24. Updated with launch date.
  25. First published.