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Highway excavation licence

Highway excavation licence

Licence needed to do any excavations on the highway.

Apply or renew a highway licence 

You must complete and return the highway excavation licence application form (section 171 form). 

Cost

The licence costs are:

  • Licence or renewal: £257
  • Inspection fee for heavy duty pavement crossing works: £1027
  • Retrospective applications: £385

How to pay

You can pay online or by cheque.

Online

Pay for your your licence

You’ll need a credit or debit card.

Cheque

May your cheque payable to Bristol City Council and post it to:

Bristol City Council: ABS Finance Team 1
Highway Licences (CH 3C)
P.O Box 3176
Bristol
BS3 9FS