Putting a skip on the highway without first applying for, and being granted a licence, is an offence under The Highways Act and may result in prosecution.
The skip owner (supplier) is responsible for making sure that their skips on the highway do not cause an obstruction to other road users. The supplier is also responsible for making sure that the regulations and licence conditions are followed.
Please note that it is the skip company’s responsibility to obtain a skip licence.
Before applying for a licence you are strongly advised to read our guidelines for placing a builder's skip on the highway [DOC, 64Kb].
Applying for a skip licence
Apply for a skip licence
You can also download guidelines on the use of skips on the highway and a paper version of the Skip Application [PDF, 1Mb].
Charges for placing a skip on the highway
|Time ||Cost |
|Up to seven days ||£24 |
|Up to 14 days ||£34 |
|Up to 28 days ||£68 |
|Up to seven days renewal ||£24 |
|Up to 14 days renewal ||£34 |
|Up to 28 days renewal ||£68 |