It’s an offence to block a public road and you may be fined if you cause an obstruction. The council has no authority over privately owned roads or private property.

To report an obstruction that poses an immediate danger to the public – like a fallen tree that is blocking a public road - please phone:

  • 0151 606 2004 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • 0151 647 7810 - Outside of these hours

Report vehicles causing an obstruction

Vehicles that are abandoned or causing an obstruction should be reported to Merseyside Police:

Report an abandoned vehicle

Reporting  road obstructions

Report overhanging trees or shrubs that are causing an obstruction on a road or pavement

Report A-boards, shop displays or pavement cafes causing an obstruction

Report vehicles being sold or repaired on the highway as a business

Report a problem with an advertising trailer on a road

If an advertising trailer is causing a danger to highway safety or obstructing the use of the highway, please contact the police. Otherwise, you can use the enforcement complaint form to report a problem with an advertising trailer on the highway. 

Report a problem with an advertising trailer in the highway

Apply for permission to build a car crossing

We have currently suspended applications for vehicle crossings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, until further notice.

You must apply for permission to build a vehicle crossing with a dropped kerb outside your house. You may also need planning permission. Any unauthorised crossings may be removed and you could be billed for the cost of the work.