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Skip Licence Application

Somerset County Council



Operations Director for Economic & Community Infrastructure

Application/permission to deposit a builders skip on the highway for the temporary storage
of builders material or refuse in accordance with:-



Highways Act 1980, Section 139, 140 & 140A,
Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, Section 65,
Builders Skip (Markings) Regulations 1984,
Environment Protection Act 1990, Section 34,
Local Authorities (Transport Charges) Regulations 1998


Guidance Notes:


  • Please note there is a fee of £65.00 to cover administration and site inspection costs.

  • Please note that this fee is non-refundable.

  • Please read the specific Schedule of Conditions prior to completing the form.

  • Please provide the following information clearly allowing at least 10 working days before you require the skip on site.

  • Only emergency applications will be processed with less than 10 working days’ notice.

  • The permit is valid for 28 days. Subsequent extensions will require a new application and are subject to a further fee.

  • If the skip is still on site after 28 days then you must apply and pay for an extension.