Breadcrumb

Breadcrumbs

Apply for a permit to put a skip on the highway

Apply for a permit to put a skip on the highway

Find out who needs to apply for a skip permit, how much it costs and how to apply.

You must have a permit to put a skip on a public road or highway. 

This also applies to hippobags, other skip bags and roll on roll offs.

You must apply for a skip permit at least 4 working days before you need to put the skip on the road.

Who can apply for a skip permit

Only the company who owns the skip can apply for a skip on a highway permit.

Insurance requirements

You must have a third party insurance policy providing at least £5 million cover for any claims arising out of one incident.

This insurance policy must be shown to us if we request it.

Number of skips per site

Usually only one skip is allowed per 20 metre stretch of the highway. 

Extra skips maybe permitted in exceptional circumstances such as if a larger container is needed but can’t fit because the site is on a corner. If you need more skips on the site ask for this on your application.

Putting the skip on a road

As the skip supplier you must make sure that:

If you put a skip on the road without a skip permit you will be:

  • fined up £1000 under the Highways Act
  • ordered to apply for a more expensive retrospective skip permit

Cost of the skip permit

A skip permit costs £64 for 28 days.

A retrospective permit costs £106 for every 28 days the skip didn’t have a permit.

A permit is valid for 28 days. You must make another application if you need a skip for longer. 

Apply for a skip permit

You can apply for a skip permit online.

Apply for a skip permit

After you apply

We’ll get back to you within 4 days of you submitting your skip permit application.

You’ll be able to act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the 21 days.  This is known as tacit consent

 

Contact information

Highway Asset Management (100TS)

P.O. Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Email: customer.services@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 2100