Temporary traffic lights

Permission is needed to place temporary traffic lights on the road. It is the responsibility of the Utility/company to apply for permission.

To apply for this, complete a temporary traffic light application form. Please allow at least 2 working days for permission to be granted.


If temporary lights are required urgently as a result of emergency works, please forward the application form to streetworks@york.gov.uk as soon as possible.

For planned works:

  • 7 working days' notice is required for minor works
  • 28 days' notice is required for major works (lasting over 10 working days)

If you have any further queries, please contact the Streetworks team (contact details at the bottom of this page).

Tacit Consent

We will contact you to let you know if your application has been successful.

There are many reasons why we may not be able to give permission. This means this process does not fall under the 'tacit consent' parameters. Please do not assume permission will be given until you have heard from us. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days, please contact us to check the status of your application.


We do not charge the applicant for this process.

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