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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 the local authority.

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 (DOCX, 41 KB)

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 from owners will be accepted provided that:

  • the skip owner is clearly identified
  • the owner indemnifies Warwickshire County Council
  • Public liability insurance cover of not less than £5,000,000 is in place. We will request evidence of this.

From 1 June 2019, the cost of the licence is £61. If the form is submitted with less than three days until it is intended to place the skip, there will be an additional charge of £10.

The fees for all of the licences are non-refundable. 

Apply online

Alternatively, you can also apply by post.

  • Postal applications must be completed by the owner of the skip and returned to the appropriate area office.
  • A cheque should be submitted with the application unless your company has been approved for a monthly account.

Skip Application Form (DOC, 76 KB)

A penalty charge of £200 will apply for any illegal skip found to be deposited on the highway without Warwickshire County Council's permission.