If you want to place an object on or around a road or pavement, you must apply for the correct licence or permit. This includes:
Fees are payable for highway licences and permits.
Licences for skips and scaffolding are applied for on your behalf by the firm carrying out the work. Members of the public cannot apply for these licences themselves.
To help the County Council process licences as quickly as possible, we maintain a register of approved skip and hire companies. These are firms who have provided evidence that they hold valid public liability insurance. Inclusion on the register does not imply endorsement of the company or its services by the County Council.
Any firm or company can apply to be placed on the register of approved skip hire companies:
Apply online to be placed on the register of approved skip hire companies
(note: you will need an electonic copy of your certificate of public liability insurance)
Apply online to place a skip on the highway (approved skip companies only - see above).
All licences are available for specified periods, please see conditions of individual licences. If you are unsure which licence to use please contact us for advice.
There are two ways to apply for a licence from Hampshire County Council:
If permitted by law, the costs incurred by Hampshire County Council in dealing with the licence application can be recovered and there will be a charge on the applicant.
The required level of Public Liability Insurance for all licences is currently £10 million pounds.
Contact details for all the above:
Contact details - highways functions and district councils
Rights of way and protection for landowners under s.31 Highways Act