Apply for a skip permit
It's a statutory requirement for any skip on a road to have a permit, and no skip should be placed on the road until written permission has been given. You don't need a permit to place a skip on private land.
Before any skip can be placed on a public road, the skip provider must apply to us for a permit. Members of the public cannot apply for permits themselves.
Failure to observe this process is an offence and the skip may be removed without notice.
Any skip found on the road without a permit will incur a cost of £50 to cover administration fees.
Getting a permit
If you're a member of public wanting a skip on the road, you should contact a skip provider of your choice. You can find skip providers using our Trusted Trader page.
If you're a skip company that's been issued with a company ID number, you can submit a permit request using the form on this page.
If you have not been issued with a company ID, you will need to register your company and supply evidence of your Public Liability Insurance. Download and complete the 'Skip company registration form' attached to this page and return it to us. We will then contact you directly to confirm registration.
The cost for a new permit or extension to a current permit is £14 which is non-refundable.
Length of permit
A permit can last for up to a maximum of seven days on an A or B road or 14 days on any other road.
If a skip is required for a longer period than this, extensions may be permitted at our discretion and an additional fee will be charged.
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
The following documents are in Word format. You can download software to view Word documents for free from the Word viewer page (opens in a new window) of the Microsoft website.
- Skip company registration form (749KB)
- Skip licence Guidance Notes (681KB)
- Positioning a skip on the highway (76KB)
- Specification for Builder's Skip (18KB)
If you experience any problems with this form please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and quote form: Skips on highways application form.