Roads permits and permissions

All road work activity requires permission from the council under the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 or New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (Transport Scotland Act 2005).

If you are doing any of the following, you must apply for the appropriate permit.

Typical activity

  • occupy temporarily part of the public road to place street furniture
  • deposit builders skip
  • excavate the road
  • excavate the road involving apparatus
  • lower the kerb
  • occupy temporarily part of the public road to deposit materials
  • erect a scaffold in connection with the construction, repair, maintenance, or demolition of buildings
  • site a crane and/or other mechanical or mobile lifting platforms

We may grant permission on receipt of the appropriate form(s) and fee.

Please note that payment is required at the time of application. Ensure you have calculated the correct fee and have your payment details ready.

Road activity

Notice period

Fee

Apply

Deposit builders skip
Skip Permit (Section 85)

14 days

£61.80 per 2 weeks

Permit for a builders skip

Excavate the road for MINOR works or kerb lowering
Road Opening Permit (Section 56)

If road closure is required, see section below

14 days with temporary traffic management not involving a road closure

£267.80 first week. £104 per week or part week thereafter

Road opening permit

Occupy temporarily part of the public road to:
- place street furniture
- deposit materials
- site a crane or other plant
- erect a scaffold in connection with the construction, repair, maintenance, or demolition of building


Occupation of Road (Section 58). If a road closure is required, see the section below.

14 days with temporary traffic management not involving a road closure

£61.80 per 2 weeks

Permit to occupy a road for building works

Road closure
Temporary Traffic Restriction Notice (less than 5 days) (for urgent/emergency works)

2 weeks

8 weeks on a bus route

£881.21

Request road closure form by email

Road closure
Temporary Traffic Restriction Order (more than 5 days)

(requires advertising)

6 weeks

8 weeks on a bus route

£1081.24 Request road closure form by email