Apply for a skip licence

You must have a licence to place a skip within the highway. It must not present a danger, cause unnecessary obstruction, or conflict with planned works or events.

The skip provider must apply for the licence, not the customer. The licence will be issued to the provider, subject to approval.

A licence costs £30 and is valid for a maximum of 14 days.

You must apply at least three working days before the skip is needed.

You must request to extend a licence at least three working days before the expiry date.

Apply for a skip licence

Approval process

  1. We will take your payment then assess your request. We will contact you to discuss further if required.
  2. If approved, we will post your licence to you.
  3. You can only place your skip when you have received your licence.

Refused applications

If we cannot resolve any issues, we will refuse your application. We will return your paperwork and payment.