Online applications

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Apply for a licence to place a skip on the highway

You require a skip licence to place a skip on a public highway. The licence application must be made by the skip hire company, not by the person hiring the skip.

Apply for a skip licence

Alternatively, download and complete a paper version of the skip licence application form (PDF).

The skip licence terms and conditions (PDF) set out standard requirements and legal obligations that you will need to fulfil in order to place a skip on the road.

Fees and payments

The licence application fee is £38.90 or £72.50 for express consent.

Pay for a skip licence

Further information

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


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