Skip permit

If builders' skips need to be placed on the highway, road, pavement or verge, a permit is required. This is a requirement of the Highways Act 1980. We have the right to specify conditions relating to the position of any builders' skips.

It is not the responsibility of the customer (or their contractor) to apply for this permit. It is the responsibility of the skip operator to ensure that the permit has been applied for and that is has been granted.

Such permits are only issued to registered skip operators who have the required public liability insurance. If you require a skip, contact a skip operator who has the necessary consent.

Conditions of licence

Regulations for depositing a skip on the highway

Skip specification requirements

How to apply

You can apply online

Following receipt of your application, we will notify you of the decision to issue the permit either by telephone or in writing within 2 working days.


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For further information about skip permits, please contact us.