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Skip Permits


Builders skips placed on the public highway

In order for a builders skip to be placed on the public highway a permit must first be obtained from Walsall Council in accordance with the Highways Act 1980.

Walsall Council operates a policy where only the company that is supplying the skip can apply for the permit. This will ensure that there is no confusion between skip company and resident as to who is responsible for obtaining permission.

Charges for the placement of skips on the public highway are detailed below:

Duration of skip on the highwayLicence chargeLocation
Up to one week£7.50 per dayNon-traffic sensitive street
Over one week - up to two weeks£10 per dayNon-traffic sensitive street
Over two weeks - one month£20 per dayNon-traffic sensitive street
Up to one week£10 per dayTraffic sensitive street
Over one week - up to two weeks£20 per dayTraffic sensitive street
Over two weeks - one month£25 per dayTraffic sensitive street
Skip on site over one month£50 per dayAll streets
Any extensions£50 per dayAll streets

A list of the Traffic Sensitive Streets within Walsall can be viewed using the below link:

Companies that are currently on Walsall Councils register are listed in the below table. Any of these companies can place a skip on the public highway after issuing their application to Walsall Council and are invoiced for their permit at the end of the month.

If your company is on Walsall councils registered companies list, you may use the below E-form to submit you skip permit application requests.

This will negate the requirement to fax or post you application to Walsall Council and a copy of the permit can be sent electronically to you the same day.

Skip companies that are not currently registered with Walsall Council can apply by completing the below application forms and returning them with the correct payment and a copy of their public liability insurance (for no less than £5,000,000).

Contact us

Roadworks Management Team
2nd Floor, Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1DG

Telephone 01922 654663
Fax 01922 654800
Email sumnera@walsall.gov.uk

This page was last updated on 26 September 2014