Skip operator's permit

A permit is required if you wish to place a builder's skip on any part of the highway and only skip supply companies can apply.

Who needs to apply

A permit is required if you wish to place a builder's skip on any part of the highway.

Who can apply

Only skip companies can apply for a skip permit

Before you apply

Please note: skips that will be placed within controlled parking zones must be located in a parking bay, and require a parking dispensation or suspension. You must obtain this before you apply for a skip permit. Please read our parking, highways and location restrictions page for more information about this. 

Notice period for a skip permit

A minimum notice period of 5 working days is required prior to the start date of the permit when submitting a new application.  Do not include bank holidays in the 5 working days notice period.

Applications received with the same day start date or a short notice period will be rejected and fees non-refundable. Renewals require a minimum 1 working day notice.

The submission of a licence request does not automatically grant permission to place a skip on the road.

A licence application is submitted for consideration only and needs to be approved by the council before permission is granted. Please ensure the application is approved.

A licence can be refused if an officer deems the location to be unsuitable or dangerous.

Example of 5 working days' notice period 

5 working days’ notice (standard working days Monday to Friday).
The day you submit the application is not included as this can be varying times.

For example if you apply on a Thursday 3 then the start date will be Friday 11, see calendar below. 

Counting 5 working days -  Friday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and the start date will be Friday 11.

Calender with 5 working days highlighted