Road occupation permits

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

Application to occupy a road or car park

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 car park

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 excavationsOccupation of road to undertake works within the road boundaryInitial Permission£148£296
   Renewal£64 
58Occupation of parts of the road for deposit of building materials etc.Deposit of materialsUp to 4 weeks£106 
   Subsequent 4 week periods or part£106 
  Erection of staging or scaffoldingLess than 1 week£106£169
   Up to 12 weeks£138£276
   Subsequent 12 week periods or part£106£159
59Road occupation (Control of obstructions in roads)Occupations of road street cafe £106 
  Other road occupation - less than 100m²Up to 4 weeks£138 
  Other road occupation - each additional 100m² or part thereofSubsequent 4 week periods or part thereof£138 
85Control of builders' skips on roadDeposit of a skip £106 

NRSWA 1991 Permissions
Section TitleDescription 

Charge

    in advancein arrears
109Permission to execute roadworksPermission to install apparatus in a road (non PU)Initial Permission£254£508
   Renewal£64 

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Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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