Transport – collection

Dart Charge

Background information and important documents and forms for the Dart Charge scheme.

In 2014 Highways England began work to remove the barriers at the Dartford Crossing and introduced a new way to pay called Dart Charge. You no longer stop to pay the crossing charge, helping to reduce congestion and ease traffic flow.

Find out more about how to pay Dart Charge, including how to set up a pre-pay account and pay for a crossing.

Find out more about the changes to the road layout and operation of the crossing.

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

Video

A short animation to explain how to pay Dart Charge.

A short animation: how to pay Dart Charge

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

Press releases

  1. Dart Charge: new ways to pay

    • Press release
  2. Dart Charge: main roadworks complete

    • Press release
  3. New Dartford tunnel safety system launches next month

    • Press release
  4. Dart Charge payments reach 90%

    • Press release
  5. Details of new Dartford Crossing safety system unveiled

    • Press release
  6. Dart Charge: drivers encouraged to pay as vehicles registered reaches one million

    • Press release
  7. Better journeys begin at Dartford Crossing

    • Press release
  8. New ways to pay as Dart Charge nears launch

    • Press release
  9. Final countdown to better journeys at Dartford

    • Press release
  10. New signage at the Dartford Crossing unveiled

    • Press release
  11. Thousands on course for Dart Charge savings

    • Press release
  12. Timetable set out for Dartford Crossing toll booth removal

    • Press release
  13. Dart Charge campaign moves to the next phase

    • Press release
  14. Dart Charge to launch on 30 November

    • Press release
  15. Introducing Dart Charge from late November

    • Press release
  16. Football clubs supporting Highways Agency to get fans match fit for Dart Charge

    • Press release
  17. Dart Charge team come to Bluewater

    • Press release
  18. Payzone outlets to accept Dart Charge payments

    • Press release
  19. Over 300 jobs created in Yorkshire and Birmingham

    • Press release
  20. New video shows Dart Charge progress

    • Press release
  21. Dart Charge gantries being installed at Dartford Crossing

    • Press release
  22. Dartford Crossing improvements move a step closer

    • Press release

Background

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

  1. Dartford-Thurrock river crossing charges consultation

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

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

    • Corporate report