Road Services charges

View our road services charges:

VAT is included at the current rate and may change due to alterations in the National VAT rate.

If you're unable to download any of the forms, please contact your local roads office who can supply a copy.

Permits and consent rates as of 1st April 2022.

Excavation permits

Under Section 109 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

Permit  Charge
Excavation not involving installation of private apparatus £109
Excavation for installation of a private apparatus, classed as Minor Works (one inspection included) £202
Excavation for installation of a private apparatus, classed as Major Works up to one inspection unit (3 inspections included) £293
Cost of additional inspection to 1.2 or 1.3  £36
Additional charge to 1.3 per additional inspection unit  £108

The inspection fees are approved nationally.

Road occupation permits

Unauthorised road occupations may result in the issue of a fixed penalty notice. The penalty will be £120 reduced to £80 for prompt payment. Consent will still be required if the occupation is to continue and the normal permit fees will apply in addition to the fixed penalty.

Permit Charge
Scaffold for a continuous period up to one month, less than 25 metres long £116
Scaffold for a continuous period up to one month, 25 metres or over
Scaffold for each subsequent month £64
Scaffold extension of original permit up to 1 month, under 25 metres £103
Scaffold extension of original permit up to 1 month, 25 metres or over £145
Mobile tower scaffold (erected and dismantled daily) £30/day
Crane permits, occupation of a road for up to 1 week £103
Temporary traffic signals (up to 7 days) £47
Builders skip up to 7 days £34
Building materials up to 7 days £34

Temporary traffic orders

Permit Charge
Temporary traffic order for planned works up to 5 days £435
Temporary traffic order for planned works in excess of 5 days but not more than 18 months £780
Temporary traffic order for any extension to a temporary restriction where permissible £435

Permanent traffic orders

Permit Charge
Permanent traffic order required to enable a new development £1,667

Vehicular access

Permit Charge
Application for new vehicular access from an unclassified road where formal Planning Consent is not required. Charge per application £47
Application for keep clear marking (elongated "H") at private access £315

Road status enquiry outwith formal property enquiry system

Permit Charge
Application for information for road classification from the statutory list of public highways (charge per application) £38

Cycle racks and lockers

Permit Charge
Deposit for cycle locker hire at Ellon Park and Ride £10
Deposit for cycle locker hire at Fraserburgh bus station  £10
Deposit for cycle locker hire at Aberdeenshire train stations £10
Cycle locker hire per 4-week period at Aberdeenshire train stations £5

Aberdeenshire train stations - Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Portlethen and Stonehaven

Charges for unauthorised housing development signs

Developers must pay a £44 standard charge for the removal of an unauthorised housing development sign.

Any additional signs at the same location (within 50 metres of the first sign) shall be charged at 50 percent of the standard charge. Higher charges shall apply for sign removals which are more time consuming than normal or require additional equipment.

View our signing of new developments guidance to get more information and find out how to make an application to get authorisation to put a sign up.