Highways License Application
Occupation or Excavation of the highway requires a License or Permit to do so. License applications in this section include:
Under the Highways Act 1980;
- Crane (and other lifting appliance)
- Cart over (temporary access / egress to site)
- Temporary deposit of materials (placing items on the highway other than vehicles)
under New Roads and Street Works Act 1991;
- s50 Streetworks Licenses
While we try to give advice on the application process, in order to ensure safe operation of your work on the highway is it expected that you or your contractor are knowledgeable of construction and street works in order to control the risks to road users. If you are unsure it is recommended that you seek external professional advice before applying. General guidance to set the scene is available here:
All permit applications are subject to an upfront non-refundable administration fee of £75.00. Please call cashiers on 0121 303 5535 and complete this payment by credit/debit card quoting “permit application fee” as well as the site address and your company name. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the permit fee which will be requested on completion of the application.
The payment reference number must be quoted on the application form.
Please note that Section 50 permits cannot be completed online. Please fill in the PDF form attached and send to:
Birmingham City Council
P.O Box 37
1 Lancaster Circus