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Making your application

To put a builder’s skip on a public road, the skip company will need a skip licence from Warwickshire County Council as the highway authority. A summary of the regulation relating to this licence is available on Before applying please read our placement of skips on a public highway: standard conditions (PDF, 155 KB).

Applications must be completed by the skip owner and returned to Warwickshire County Council no less than 3 working days before it is intended to place the skip.

Once we receive your application a check will either have to be made on our map-based system, or a site visit may be required, to assess whether it is safe to place a skip in a particular location.

Permission may be given subject to conditions which may relate to the following:

  • siting of the skip
  • skip dimensions
  • making skips visible to traffic
  • care and disposal of skip contents
  • lighting and guarding of skips
  • skip removal

Applications will be accepted provided that:

  • the application is submitted by the skip owner
  • the skip owner agrees to indemnify Warwickshire County Council
  • the skip owner agrees to comply with all necessary UK regulations with regard signing, lighting and guarding of the skip
  • public liability insurance cover of no less than £10m is in place
  • the skip owner holds a valid waste carriers licence

An admin and inspection fee of £67 is payable on receipt of application unless your company has been approved for a monthly account. If the application is received with less than 3 working days’ notice given, a £10 surcharge also applies.

The fees for applications to place skips on a public road are non-refundable.

Apply online

Alternatively, you can also apply by post.

Skip Application Form (DOC, 76 KB)

Placing a skip on the highway without a valid licence and/or failing to provide a valid skip licence for any skip on a public road is illegal. Warwickshire County Council will consider issuing a retrospective licence in these circumstances.

The charge for consideration of a retrospective skip licence is £200. The charge is payable regardless of whether the retrospective skip licence is granted.

Warwickshire County Council may also take other enforcement action as deemed appropriate.

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