Apply for a skip licence

A skip licence is needed if you want to place a skip on the public highway.

You cannot apply directly to us for a skip - you'll need to contact a local skip hire company who will do this on your behalf.

How to apply

You can apply online to purchase a skip licence, it costs £129.

You'll need:

  • the details of the skip hire company
  • a description of where you intend to place the skip
  • to confirm the start date needed for a licence
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Renew a skip licence

You can apply twice to renew a skip licence - after that, you will need to apply for a new licence.

The cost to renew a skip licence is £45.

If you've already hired a skip

If you've already hired a skip, you'll need to apply for a retrospective skip licence.

A retrospective skip licence costs £384.

If you're placing your skip in a parking area

If the skip is to be put in a parking area or bay, you must apply for a parking suspension. This must be done prior to the application or you'll be subject to penalty charges.

Help with your application

If you need any help or support with your application, email [email protected].