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Apply to close a pavement or footway

Apply to close a pavement or footway

Get permission to close a pavement or footway for works.

Apply for footway closure

You can ask to close a footway for 6, 12 or 18 months. 

Apply for a footway closure

You can extend a footway closure by submitting a new form.

You need to give us one week’s notice for new application and to extend an existing application.

Cost

A footway closure costs:

  • £141 for 6 months
  • £282 for 12 months
  • £423 for 18 months

We’ll need a reference number to send you an invoice.

How long it takes

It takes at least one week to process a footway closure application after we’ve received it.

We’ll send you a confirmation email when permission has been granted.

Providing a different walkway

There needs to be another walkway for people to use while the footway is closed.  This is usually a temporary walkway along the side of the closed footway.

Contact traffic@bristol.gov.uk if you need help with that.