Skip licence

You must have a licence to put a skip on a public road, pavement or verge.

Only qualified skip companies can apply for a skip licence.

The cost of a skip licence is £25.


  • may need to provide signing and lighting on site under the conditions of the licence
  • do not need a licence to put a skip on private land.
  • should take care when lifting a skip onto and off of property as you will be liable for any damage to the road or pavement

Your application may be rejected if the proposed site is considered to be potentially dangerous to the public.

Apply for a skip licence


Find out how to pay for a skip licence.

Contact customer services on 0345 606 6171 if you require any assistance.