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Road opening licence

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.

Applications

Download the road opening licence application form.

View a full schedule 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.