Thames crossing

Dartford Crossing local resident scheme

The Dartford Crossing is one of Europe's busiest crossings. It spans the River Thames between Thurrock and Dartford, linking the M25 motorway on either side.

You must pay a Dartford Crossing charge (DART Charge) to use the crossing. You cannot pay at the barriers when you use the crossing. Go to GOV.UK: pay the Dartford Crossing charge (DART Charge) for full details.

Thurrock residents are eligible for a local resident discount.

Local resident discount

You can apply for a discount if you pay council tax to Thurrock Council or Dartford Borough Council.

A local resident discount account offers a significant discount on the crossing charge for cars to those residents who can confirm they are eligible.

How to apply

Applications must be made to the government, not to Thurrock Council.

To get a local resident discount, use the government website below. You can also use this website to:

  • pay for crossings without an account
  • sign in or set up a Dart Charge account
  • resolve a penalty charge notice (PCN)
  • check which crossing you've paid for

GOV.UK: Dartford Crossing charge

You'll need:

  • your vehicle details
  • a current council tax bill that matches the address in your application
  • proof you live in Thurrock, such as a gas, electricity or water bill from the last 3 months, a bank or credit card statement from the last 3 months, income support book, rent document or driving licence
  • proof your vehicle is registered in Thurrock, such as a copy of your V5C vehicle registration or a vehicle lease in your name
  • a debit card or credit card