Highways licences and permits
You are legally required to apply for permission to carry out work, roadworks/streetworks or other notifiable activities on the public highway. Please apply to Norfolk County Council using the options below however, if the public highway is within Norwich, please apply to Norwich City Council who act as our agent for roads within Norwich. See the Norwich City Council website for details of how to apply.
You can apply online, where available, below or print the form and return completed forms to:
Highways Permits and Licences, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH
Fees and charges
- Application for a road closure for an event on the highway (PDF)
- Banners over the highway information (PDF) – online form
A scaffold/hoardings licence is required if the scaffold is to be placed on the public highway, which is applied for by scaffold companies registered with Norfolk County Council.
- Brown Tourist Information signs (PDF)
- Cables or banners over the highway (PDF)
- Application for consent to erect event signs in the highway (PDF)
- Dog control signs (PDF)
- Roundabout sponsorship
A skip licence is required if the skip is to be placed on the public highway, which is applied for by skip companies registered with Norfolk County Council. Once registered a skip company may apply for a skip licence using the Skip licence application form. This needs to be completed every time a skip(s) needs to be placed on the public highway (verge, path, or road) and is a statutory requirement.
A licence is not required if the skip is to be placed within your property.
- Skip company registration form (PDF) – online form
- Skip licence application (with annual agreement) (PDF) – online form
- Skip licence application (with no annual agreement) (PDF)
- Skip licence extension (PDF) – online form
- Annual agreement for skips licence information (PDF)
Street furniture (benches, bins etc)
- Dog waste bins (PDF)
- Street furniture (benches, shelter, notice boards, bins, planters etc) information and form (PDF)
- Private apparatus information and form (PDF)
- Consent to store materials on the highway (Word Doc)
Norfolk County Council has no powers to give consent or charge traders operating from lay-bys.
We do not take any preventative action to stop trading provided that the following conditions apply:
- There is no danger or obstruction to traffic resulting from the presence of the stall, van, stand etc. Should the position of the site cause an obstruction Norfolk County Council has no authority to move immediately. The only authority who can request that someone ceases an obstruction is the Police
- There is no nuisance to adjoining landowners or persons
- The traders leave the site daily when trading ceases
- The Public Health Authority is satisfied
- No damage to the highway verge occurs as a result of your presence
- No signs on the highway