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Building materials licence

How to apply for a licence to temporarily store building materials (inc Skip Bags) on a public road, pavement or verge.

Suffolk County Council reviews its fees on an annual basis. Please make sure you read through the application form to understand the current fees and conditions before you apply as these fees are generally non-refundable. Applications require 3 working days notice to be processed.

Before you apply

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

Contact Highways England on 0300 123 5000 if you want to apply for a licence on a trunk road.

Materials licence fee £85.00 for the first two weeks, £42.50 per two-week extension

Send your completed form by email to or by post to:

Suffolk County Council,
Licensing and Enforcement Team,
Phoenix House,
3 Goddard Road,
Suffolk, IP1 5NP

Email or contact 0345 606 6171 if you have any questions.

Pay for a building materials licence

Find out how to pay for a building materials licence.

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