You need to apply for permission to put up temporary direction signs for new developments.
Apply for temporary signage for developments
View our full terms and conditions for temporary signage before making your application.
- the development must be of a minimum planned size of 30 bedrooms
- you'll need an accredited streetworks certificate to mount the signs on the highway
- we'll issue a permit listing the approved signs
- you may not get permission for all signs requested
- return your application form to our Traffic Management Team
- send us a cheque (payable to 'City of York Council') for the appropriate fee with your form
- we'll contact you when we've received your application - make sure to include your full contact details
Application costs for temporary signage
The application cost depends on the number of signs you request:
- 4 signs or less: £424
- 5 to 8 signs: £495
- 9 signs or more: £565
These costs cover:
- site investigation
Costs are payable whether your application is successful or not.
If your application is successful, we'll charge an additional £16.00 per month for each sign. This charge is payable 3 months in arrears and is invoiced quarterly to the developer.
Retrospective application costs
If a retrospective application is made, there will be an additional fee for dealing with unlicensed house builder signs.
The application cost depends on the number of signs for which retrospective approval is required:
- 4 signs or less: £849
- 5 to 8 signs: £990
- 9 signs or more: £1,130
How we process your application
We require time to process and consider your application before it can be granted.
In this case:
- you can't assume permission will be given
- we'll contact you within 10 working days to acknowledge receipt of your application
You can't act as if your application has been granted if we don't respond within expected timeframes.
If you haven't heard from us within 10 working days, please contact us to check the status of your application.