Highway fees and charges

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Permits and licences 2020/2021

Charge type Description Amount (incl. VAT)
Street Works Section 50 Licence Used to allow a non statutory undertaker to excavate a road on the Surrey network. (incl. transcription fee) £780
Section 184 Road Opening LicenceUsed when a person or organisation wishes to makes changes or improvements to the highway layout, this includes verge, footway and carriageway£417
Licence to place building materials on the highway Used when building material are stored on the public highway.

£110

Licence to place building materials on the highway - Renewal Used when extending / renewing an existing licence to store material on the public highway. £110
Licence to place scaffolding/hoardings on the highway, per 28 days Used when placing scaffolding or hoarding on the public highway. £162
Licence to place scaffolding/hoardings on the highway, renewal of licence Used to renew or extend an existing licence for placing scaffolding or hoarding on the public highway. £162
Skips placed on the highway, 28 days This fee covers a skip to be placed on the public highway for a maximum of 28 days £110
Skip company registration Fee to become a registered skip company £80
Licence to place crane on highway The licence covers the need to place a crane on the public highway. £227
Application to create vehicle crossover/dropped kerb This covers the full application of requesting a dropped kerb / vehicle crossover, including an initial site suitability assessment. The cost is payable over two separate instalments. £303
Banners on the highway This fee is to cover the application to place a banner on the highway. It is only available to charities or events on the interest of the public area. £33
Reclaiming illegally placed banners Where illegal banners are displayed on the highway without consent, Surrey County Council will remove the item and this fee will need to be paid to reclaim the item. £71.40
Planting on the highway (cultivation license) The licence covers the planting and maintenance of a highways verge £79.56
Planting trees on the highway (application)This is a fee for the application, to cover a single location up to 50m in length. This covers administrative tasks, including stats plans (showing underground utility equipment in the area) and a site suitability survey.£25

Highway information 2020/2021

Charge typeDescription Amount (incl. VAT)
Highways information team, standing charge* This is a standard charge that is attached to all requests received by the Highway Information Team for processing requests £24
Enquiry fee, up to 50m2 This fee covers enquiries up to 50m2 £11
Enquiry fee, additional 50 meters (up to 500m) This fee covers enquiries greater than 50m2 and up to 500m2 £11
Enquiry fee, additional 10 meters (over 500m) This fee covers enquiries greater than 500m2. The fee applies to all further 10m2. £1
Copy of agreement, including plans

This fee covers the cost of producing and sending paper copies of agreements and plans to the customer

£60
Electronic copy of agreements and plans

This fee covers the cost of producing and sending electronic copies of agreements and plans to the customer

£35
Highway land search - Con29R This search is required £47
Highway land search - Con29O This search is optional £20

* Please note, our charges may vary for Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath and Woking because we have digital highway extent information available. Please see our Highways information team enquiry charges webpage for further details.

Local highway service 2019-2020

Charge typeDescriptionAmount (incl. VAT)
Temporary road signThis fee covers the administration, production and installation of a temporary road sign.£147.90
Tourist road sign

This fee covers the administration, production and installation of a new tourist sign.

£147.90
Reclaim Property from HighwaysThis fee covers the administration and storage of items£71.40

Recovery of administrative costs re Damage to County Property (DCP)

inspection & supervision including call out fee of £200

When property owned by Surrey County Council is damaged by the public costs are reclaimed from the person who damaged it. The fee covers the inspection, supervision and call out fee for attending the site.£356.37

Recovery of administrative costs re Damage to County Property (DCP)

traffic signals minimum charge - variable according to resource hours

This fee is to cover the cost of managing traffic signal that may be damaged by a third party.£174.59 (excl. VAT)

Traffic regulations 2020/2021

Charge typeAmount (incl. VAT)
Temporary notice (Emergency) section 14 (2)£824
Temporary traffic order, section 14 (1)£1026

Traffic survey data 2020/2021

Charges are dependant on the number of survey sites for which data is required, and the number of reports for each site is as follows:

Charge typeDescriptionAmount (incl. VAT)
First siteThis fee cover the administration of supplying survey data for your first site only£114
Each additional siteThis fee covers the administration for supplying data for each additional sites.£40
Data-set from same siteThe fee covers the administration of supplying a data set from sites requested above.

£5

Traffic signals 2020/2021

The following fees are for the costs of adjusting permanent traffic signals or signalised crossings. Full details can be found on the Temporary traffic signals licence page.

Costs are per visit and apply to either a "switch off" or "switch on" activity.

Charge CategoryDetailsCharge
Normal Working Hours with over 24 hour advanced notice Request submitted with more than 24 hours notice for switch off/on in normal working hours 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday £196.93
Normal Working Hours with less than 24 hour advanced notice Request submitted with less than 24 hours notice for switch off/on in normal working hours 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday £351.74
Out Of Hours over 24 hours advanced notice Request submitted with more than 24 hours notice for switch off/on outside normal working hours 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday, weekends and public holidays £237.24
Out Of Hours less than 24 hours advanced notice Request submitted with less than 24 hours notice for switch off/on outside normal working hours 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday, weekends and public holidays £395.39
Charge CategoryDetailsAmount
On site waiting time - out of normal working hours (18:00 to 08:00 Monday to Friday, weekends and public holidays) A 30 minute window is allowed per visit, Should time be required over and above this 30 minutes it will be charged at a rate of £79.08 per hour. This is charged pro-rata, rounded up to the nearest 15 minutes. (e.g. 45 minutes = £59.51) £79.08
On site waiting time - normal working hours (08:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday) A 30 minute window is allowed per visit, Should time be required over and above this 30 minutes it will be charged at a rate of £60.59 per hour. This is charged pro-rata, rounded up to the nearest 15 minutes. (e.g. 45 minutes = £45.44) £60.59
Administration charge A charge of £102.50 is added to the overall cost of the switching activity to cover administration costs (e.g. £191.75 + £191.75 = £383.50 + £100 = £483.50) £102.50
Alteration charge Once a request is submitted, if a change is required to either times or dates, a £56.50 administration charge will be made along with any adjustment should the charge category change. (The £56.50 charge applies to each adjustment made). £56.50
Cancellation charge If you book a switch off/on activity and subsequently cancel you will still be charged the £102.50 administration fee and you will also be charged the adjustment charge of £56.50 £56.50

Laboratory testing 2020/2021

Charge typeAmount (incl. VAT)
Recovery of laboratory testing servicesVariable, subject to product and location
Core investigation failure£222.71

Street works on the highway

Street works consist of works that are undertaken by 3rd party contractors and utilities who have apparatus within the Surrey highway network. Fees and charges of these can be found on the street works permit scheme page.

Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS)

Surrey County Council in its capacity as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA), is a statutory consultee on surface water management drainage issues for all new major developments.

We offer pre-application advice to help applicants submit the best surface water drainage strategy possible; full details and applicable fees are available on the sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) planning advice page.