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Skip permits

Skip companies

If you want to place a skip on a road, the company that supplies the skip should apply to the Highway Authority for a skip permit on your behalf.

Applications for permits are only accepted from the skip company – they are not accepted from members of the public. The following information is therefore aimed at skip companies.

We deal with skip permit applications for the whole of Nottinghamshire.

How to get a permit

Nottinghamshire County Council Standard Conditions

These set out the requirements and legal obligations that you will have to fulfil in order to place a skip on the road. A copy of these must be signed and dated and returned with your initial application form and any other documentation such as insurance certificates, to your area or agent office.

Once a signed copy of this has been received it is kept on file, so for any future applications made, only an application form is necessary. However, when the standard conditions are amended, a new copy must be signed, dated and returned to your area or agent office.


You can apply for a skip permit using our online form.

Once the application form is correctly completed, the Area Highway Office will check that the proposed location for the skip is acceptable

If there is a requirement for additional conditions, these will be noted on the application form in the relevant section.

The skip permit will then be sent to you by once it has been approved.

You must keep a copy of this permit.

Skip permits are granted for two weeks initially and can be extended for a further two weeks free of charge but after this time a new permit will be required.

Skip permit charges

We charge skip companies £31 for consideration of an application to place a skip on the road. This is a non-returnable charge per application made. A further charge of £7 is made if an invoice is requested, to cover our administration costs.

If a skip is placed on the road without a valid permit we charge an inspection fee of £72 in addition to the £31 permit application fee - a total of £103.

Skip specifications

The Skip Specifications [PDF] document provides information on:

  • Maximum skip size

  • How skips should be lit at night

  • How skips should be positioned on the road.

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