Share this page
A skip can be placed on private property for example a residential driveway, without a licence. However, a skip licence is required to place a skip on the highway including all roads, footways, footpaths, verges and back streets.
If a skip is deposited on the public highway for which a licence has not been applied, the owner is guilty of an offence under section 140 of the Highways Act 1980 and is liable to a fine.
Skips will not usually be authorised to be placed in the following locations:
This is a requirement of the Highways Act 1980. The local authority has the right to specify conditions relating to the position of any builders' skips.
It is not the responsibility of the customer (or their contractor) to apply for this type of licence. It is the responsibility of the Skip Hire Company to ensure that the licence has been applied for and that is has been granted.
Skip licence fees are subject to review and are published on the county council's website at: www.northyorks.gov.uk/highwayfees VAT is not payable.
Apply for a skip within the highway licence online
If you wish to apply for a skip within the highway licence using our online form, please click the button below.
Apply for a skip within the highway (extension to licence) online
If you wish to apply for a skip within the highway (extension to licence), using our online form, please click the button below.
Apply for a skip company registration online
If you wish to apply for a skip company registration using our online form, please click the button below.
Skip permits - frequently asked questions