Highway licences

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Please note price changes from 1st April 2019

Licence Application Extension
Building materials £70 £35
Drop kerb £290 N/A
Hoarding £115 £57.50
Scaffolding £70 £35
Skip £70 £35

Important notice about changes in April

As of 1st April 2019, the area of Christchurch has moved under the jurisdiction of the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.

Details of any ongoing licences covering the Christchurch area have been provided to the new authority on 31st March 2019. You will need to contact them directly if you require any extensions to the licence or for any new licence applications.

The rest of the Dorset area that was previously managed by Dorset County Council have transfered across to the new Dorset Council. These licences, extensions and new applications, will continue to be managed using this service.

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Licences for highways maintained by Dorset Council.

  • - Building materials
  • - Dropped kerb
  • - Hoarding
  • - Scaffold
  • - Skip

A licence is not required for private roads (including the majority of Poundbury).

Trunk roads require an application to
Highways England

Licences in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole need to be applied for with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Full list of Highway Licences terms and conditions