A skip permit is a certificate that you obtain from the local authority to allow you to place your skip in certain areas. During the application process or renewal for the skip hire permit, you will be required to pay a specific fee. This fee varies across the different councils.
You must follow strictly the legislation as outlined in the terms and conditions of the permit.
When is the Skip Permit required?
There’s no way you’ll be allowed to operate your skip(s) in the public before you have the skip permit. Unless you are ready for the hefty fines and penalties including the removal of your skip from the road, you can’t try out this.
So, yes you will need the permit for you to have the skip running on the highway and any other public passageways. But on the private property, you won’t be required to have it.
The Typical Cost of a Skip Permit in Birmingham
The cost of the permit for a skip varies from one council to another. So you should expect these differences. In Birmingham, you get your permit processed at a charge of £15.
As earlier mentioned about the consequences of operating a skip without a license, you will be required by law to pay a penalty of £155.
The permits have an expiry period and will be collected by us within seven days. A further cost will be incurred if you want your skip on the roads for more than the seven days. In other words, you will need an additional skip permit.
We know sometimes this can seem like a minefield so please talk to our specialists for confirmation if a permit will be required or not and we can apply for one on your behalf at no extra cost!