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Road occupation permits

You need permission from us if you want to occupy part of a road, path or carpark. You also need permission to carry out work on a road or carpark.

Application to occupy a road or carpark

You may want to occupy part of the road by:

  • using a skip
  • putting up scaffolding
  • displaying a hoarding or signage
  • storing building materials

Applications require at least 10 working days notice and in some cases may require 28 days notice.

Application to carry out work on a road or carpark

You may want to carry out work such as:

  • excavations
  • constructing a new access
  • repairing apparatus under the road
  • laying new pipes

Applications require at least 10 working days notice and in some cases may require 28 days notice.

Charges

There is a charge for different types of occupation or work. Failure to pay for work in advance will mean the fee is doubled unless otherwise agreed.


Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 Permissions
Section TitleDescription 

Charge

    in advancein arrears
56Control of works and excavations (See Note below for S61)Occupation of road to undertake works within the road boundaryInitial Permission£140

£280

   Renewal£60£100
58Occupation of parts of the road for deposit of building materials etc.Deposit of materialsUp to 4 weeks£100 
   Subsequent 4 week periods or part£100 
  Erection of staging or scaffolding

Less than 1 week

£100

£160
   Up to 12 weeks£130£250
   Subsequent 12 week periods or part£100£150
59Road occupation (Control of obstructions in roads)Occupations of road street cafe £100 
  Other road occupation - less than 100m²Up to 4 weeks£130£190
  Other road occupation - each additional 100m² or part thereofSubsequent 4 week periods or part thereof£130 
61

Granting of permission to place and maintain etc apparatus under a road (in addition to S56 permission) (See note above)

Less than 100m

£100£190
  Each additional 100m or part thereof£100£190
85Control of builders' skips on roadDeposit of a skip £100 

Contact details

Get in touch with your local office for more advice:

Annandale and Eskdale
Email DGFirst-aande@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 01576 203113

Nithsdale
Email DGFirst-nithsdale@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 01387 271171

Stewartry
Email DGFirst-stewartry@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 01556 505255

Wigtownshire
Email DGFirst-wigtown@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 01776 707500

Page last updated: 04/04/17