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: £371.00
  • 5 to 8 signs: £433.00
  • 9 signs or more: £494.00

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.

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.

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