Important changes to the processing of licence applications
After a trial period, and having listened to feedback from applicants, applications for permits no longer require the uploading of Operative/Supervisor Streetworks details or Company Public Liability information. However, a site location plan (photo/picture) is still required.
All applicants must still complete the ‘Declaration’ section of the form before submitting an application.
We also no longer publish a list of Accredited Contractors on our website.
We only issue licences for skips on the highway to accredited contractors.
Please note: Somerset County Council cannot take responsibility for the availability of the accredited contractors to either undertake works or provide a service.
You can apply for a skip licence or extension using the buttons below.
Apply for a skip licence
Apply for a skip extension
Contractors can also apply to the local area highways office for an application form giving us 10 days notice, by either:
Downloading a copy of the application form and sending or taking the completed form to the local area highways office (please see the Information and resources section for the Skip Permit Application Form);
contacting us by phone or
Visiting the local area highways office and completing the form there.
How much does it cost?
A skip licence costs £65. Cheques should be made payable to Somerset County Council.
Permission once granted will be valid for 28 days.
For longer periods than 28 days a repeat application is necessary and a further fee of £65 is required.
For contractors - there is a fee of £28 for any additional site visits required to inspect a skip that does not comply with the conditions of the licence.
Please note that, in order for us to comply with new legislation introduced in the Traffic Management Act 2004, the notice period for applications has been extended to 10 working days. Please always contact us if you have an emergency application where you are unable to give the full notice, as these will always be considered.