Apply for a licence to place a skip on the highway

You must have a Skip Licence if you intend to place a skip on the public highway. The application must be made by the skip hire company, not the person hiring it.

Apply for a Skip Licence online

Alternatively, download and complete a Skip Licence Application Form (PDF)

The Skip Licence Terms and Conditions set out standard requirements and legal obligations that you will have to fulfil in order to place a skip on the road (PDF)

How to pay

The licence fee is £35 or £65 for express consent.

Pay for a Skip Licence online

Further information

Skip hire is covered by Section 139 of the Highways Act 1980. For full details please see the UK Statute Law website.


Last updated: 01 September 2017. Was this information helpful?

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