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Streets, roads and pavements

Temporary signage for developments

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.

Also note:

  • 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

Apply for temporary signage

When completed:

  • 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:

  • administration
  • 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.

Also see

Traffic Management Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550