Skip Permit - Applying for a Licence

 Skip Permit - Applying for a Licence
Licence Summary

To put a builder's skip on a public road, you need a permit from the local authority.

Eligibility Criteria

Section 139 Highways Act 1980

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

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


  • siting the skip
  • skip dimensions
  • making skips visible to traffic
  • care and disposal of skip contents
  • lighting and guarding of skips
  • skip removal
Does Tacit Approval apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it.

Apply online

Please contact Torfaen County Borough Council to request a permit.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Torfaen County Borough Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Torfaen County Borough Council in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress

E.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

Please Note - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the National Fraud Initiative area of the website.

Last Modified: 08/03/2022
For more information contact:

Neighbourhood Services

Tel: 01495 766797


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