If you place a skip on a public road you are required by law to purchase permit from your local council.

Below are a few of the most common question we receive regarding skip permits, sometimes referred to as skip licenses. We have also tried to list as many of the councils in the UK, including a link to their website.

Hopefully this is a helpful resource in finding where, when and how to get a skip permit.

When do i need a permit for a skip?

If your skip is placed on your driveway or private property you dont need a permit. On the other hand if you place it on a pavement or public road you will require a permit, sometimes known as a license

How long does a skip permit last?

Skip permits generally last for between one and four weeks, but this differs from council to council. You also need to take into account that it takes at least three or four days for you to receive your skip permit from your council, after you make application.

How long does it take to get a skip permit?

Skip permits generally take at least three to four days from the day that you apply for your permit, before receiving them from the council.

How to apply for a skip permit?

Some councils only like to deal directly with skip hire companies, while others require you to apply directly for a permit. When you order a skip on Skip Hire Comparison, we will inform you if you need to get the permit, or if the permit is ordered via the skip hire company.

How much does a skip permit cost?

The cost depends on what council you fall under and also how long you want to put the skip on the road. The average cost of a skip permit is around £30.

List of Councils Around The UK

Looking for a council in your area to buy a permit? Use the search function to search for your council. If we have left any off the list please contact us here and we will make sure we get it added to the list.

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