Martlands Guide To Skip Hire Permits

A skip hire permits is required by law if you want to place a skip on the public highway. Here is our guide to skip hire permits and how they work.

Martlands Guide To Skip Hire Permits

Before you put a skip on the road (including the pavement) you need a skip permit from your local council. Skip permits are used because skips take up space and have an impact on parking and traffic flow. If you need a skip permit and did not get one, you are liable for a fine, and the skip could be removed. There is no need to apply for a permit to put a skip on private land, like your driveway.

Who applies for a skip permit?

Your skip permit will normally be organised by your skip hire company.

How long do skip permits last?

A skip permit lasts one or two weeks.  Most councils allow for the period to be extended for an additional fee.  If you keep a skip longer than the time on your permit, you may be fined.

How much are skip permits?

Costs vary around the UK. The average cost is £30. If the skip provider organises the permit for you, they will add the cost to the hire charge. 

How long will it take to get a skip permit?

It takes a few days for the council to process your skip permit application.  Remember to account for this time when ordering a skip.  

Do you need a permit for a skip on your driveway?

You do not need a permit from the council for a skip placed in your driveway, but you may require consent from your landlord or for a shared drive.

What about parking fees skips?

As well as skip permit charges, a skip in a controlled parking zone will require a parking bay suspension.

Martlands Skip Hire

If you need to order a skip for your next project, just call our friendly Martlands Skip Hire office on a number below for a skip hire quote that is tailored to your needs. We will be pleased to help!

Burscough Skip Hire 01704 779345
Southport Skip Hire 01704 779345
Skelmersdale Skip Hire 01695 769123
Bamber Bridge Skip Hire 01772 364 399
Chorley Skip Hire 01257 752399
Leyland Skip Hire 01772 364399


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