Road occupation permits

Apply for a road occupation permit

You will need a permit if you undertake any of the following activities in a public street

  • excavate in the road or pavement
  • create or alter a driveway or other access point
  • create a dropped kerb
  • erect scaffolding, access towers, hoarding, staging or place contractors plant
  • put up a tower crane
  • operate mobile cranes, hoists and cherry pickers.

If your work involves placing, maintaining adjusting or removing apparatus in or under a road or pavement you must contact us directly for this service.

Download a road occupation application pack (PDFs)

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Road Permits

This team is responsible for the administrative aspects of Road Occupation Permit processing. For related technical enquiries please contact the relevant Neighbourhood Roads Officer

Address: Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,
Edinburgh,
EH8 8BG

Telephone: 0131 529 3627