You need to apply for permission to put up temporary direction signs for new developments.

View the full terms and conditions for temporary signage before making an application.

Apply for temporary signage

  • when completed, return your application form to our Traffic Management Team
  • send us a cheque for the appropriate fee (payable to 'City of York Council') with your form
  • We'll contact you when we have received your application - please ensure your full contact details are included

Please note:

  • the development must be of a minimum planned size of 30 bedrooms
  • you will need an accredited streetworks certificate in order to work on the highway to mount the signs
  • a permit will be issued listing the approved signs
  • please note: you may not get permission for all signs requested

Application costs

The cost of sign applications depends on the number of signs requested:

  • 4 signs or less: £363
  • 5 to 8 signs: £424
  • 9 signs or more: £483

These costs cover administration and site investigation and are payable whether your application is successful or not.

If your application is successful, an additional charge of £16 per month will be made for each sign. This charge is payable 3 months in arrears and is invoiced to the developer quarterly.

Tacit consent

Not all applications fall under tacit consent parameters, due to reasons of public interest.

If tacit consent applies, then you can act as if your application has been granted if we do not respond within a specified time after the confirmed receipt of your application.

Tacit consent does not apply to this application, therefore it is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted.

  • you cannot assume permission will be given
  • we will contact you within 10 working days to acknowledge receipt of your application
  • if you have not heard from us within 10 working days please contact us to check the status of your application

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