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Skip permit

Licence summary

To put a builder's skip on a public road, you need a permit from the local authority. Only a skip owner or supplier can register to be able to put a skip on the highway (builders, householders etc. – please contact Registered Skip Companies).

Also see Placing Skips on the Public Highway.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation Summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for 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
Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period.

Target Completion Period 14 calendar days.

See Licence Application Fees.

Apply online

Skip owners or suppliers, apply for a permit to place a skip on a public road or highway

Extend or renew your existing skip permit


Network Management, Wrexham County Borough Council, Abbey Road, South Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham LL13 9PW.

Phone: 01978 298989
Email: highwayroadworks@wrexham.gov.uk

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Wrexham County Borough Council in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Wrexham 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, Citizens Advice Consumer Service will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

Build UK

National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC)

National Federation of Builders (NFB)