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, 41.04 KB)

If you choose to complete your application online we advise you to ring your local area office to discuss requirements.

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.

The cost of the licence is £25. 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.
From 1 June 2019 this fee will increase to £61

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)