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Skip operator licence

Licence summary

In partnership with EUGO LogoIf you operate a skip hire business or own skips, you need a permit from the local authority to put a builder's skip on a public road. The authority registers operators who wish to hire out skips to the building trade or the public that may be placed on the public road.

Where to find help

Apply online

You can apply online to extend or renew your existing licence on the Gov.UK website.

General enquiries

Eligibility criteria

No provision in legislation.

Regulation summary

Application evaluation process

The operator will need to carry adequate public liability insurance and be a registered waste carrier.

Will tacit consent apply

  • Yes: This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period
  • No: It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact it

Target completion

You can expect us to let you know our decision on your application within 30 days of receipt.

Failed application redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

Licence holder redress

Please contact Cheshire West and Chester Council in the first instance.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, further information about making a complaint can be found on the Information for Consumers page of this website. 

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