Consents and licences for roads
If you want to carry out work near, on, at the side, over or under a road you have to make an application for consent or a licence. This includes things like excavations, building work, alterations, or putting up scaffolding, hoarding, traditional arches, or festive lighting.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, DfI Roads section offices have had to change their working practices.
As a result, processing times for consents and licences applications will be affected and there may be some delays, in particular with postal applications.
You are therefore encouraged to send applications well in advance of any planned works.
Application for consent forms
You can find application forms below which must be printed out, filled in, and returned to your local Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Roads office.
To help you, there are guidance notes attached to each application form.