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Skip permit

Find out how to apply and pay for a skip permit.

You must have consent to deposit a builder's skip on the road, footway or verge.

Skip permits should be applied for 3 working days in advance, but dependent on other planned works, the requested dates may need to be changed.

An application must be made for each separate skip location by the skip owner.

Permission may be given subject to the following conditions:

  • Location of the skip.
  • Available road space.
  • Skip dimensions.
  • Making the skip visible to traffic.
  • Care and disposal of skip contents.
  • Lighting and guarding of skip.
  • Skip removal.


There is a cost of £46.75 for a skip licence.

Apply online

Apply for a permit to place a skip on a public road

What happens next?

For an application update, call us on 0141 577 3417.

More information

To find out the legal conditions to use a builder's skip, visit Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, sections 60, 85 and 86.

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