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Road opening licence

There will be a change to your usual bin collection day on week commencing Monday 30 May, due to the extra Bank Holiday. Our crews will be working between Monday to Thursday and all refuse collections that week will move a day forward. View your bin collection calendar.

If you need to make an excavation within the highway, you'll need to submit an application to the council prior to the excavation taking place.

Application form

Download the road opening licence application form.

View a full list of charges for highway licences.

Guidance

1. Insurance: your contractor will require a valid Public Liability Insurance policy to the value of £5,000,000.

2. The works: the excavation should be signed and guarded in accordance with Safety at Street Works & Road Works - A Code of Practice.

3. Indemnity/liability: the Licensee shall indemnify and hold harmless the Council against all liability, claims and demands whatsoever in connection with the excavation and associated works.

Submitting an application

Application forms should be submitted to: Transport and Infrastructure, PO Box 504, Civic Centre, Middlesbrough, TS1 9FY, or by email to highwaylicences@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

If you need advice about a road opening licence, please call 01642 728156.