Skip permit

Skip permit

Apply for a skip permit.

Skip permit

You will need a permit/licence for:

  • placing a rubbish skip on any public road or highway

How long does the application process take?

It can take up to 5 working days to process an application for a skip permit


The cost of the permit is £35 for the first week and £25 for subsequent weeks, payable by credit or debit card.

There is an additional £15 urgency surcharge (within 2 days) for urgent skip or structure applications. There is an additional £15 for retrospective licences. 

Important information

Please note:

  • if you are organising a skip as an individual the company you have contracted to do the work for you will include this in their costs as part of the quote, as they are required to apply for licences
  • failure to obtain the necessary permissions may result in fines or enforcement action being taken against you
  • if the time required needs to be extended then the request should be submitted in good time before any granted permission expires
  • information supplied when you submit your application may be included in any Public Notices issued about the works and will appear on Worcestershire roadworks map
  • if for any reason we need to check any information submitted we may need to contact you for clarification, please see the Council's Privacy Notice for further information about how we use your information

Before you start your application

For your application you will need to:

  • provide the exact location and placement of the skip (carriageway, footway or verge)
  • upload copies of your up to date Public Liability Insurance certificate and Waste Carriers Licence
  • agree to our Terms and Conditions
  • pay online on submission
  • have your login details in hand 
  • if your organisation has already applied for permits or licences such as road closures, skips, etc via our online systems, your organisation should already have an account. However, if your organisation does not have yet an account, please go to Create a company account page.


To start your application:

Log into your company account

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