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.

You can download and complete a temporary traffic light application form.

Please allow at least two working days for permission to be granted.

Restrictions

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.

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.

Cost

We do not charge the applicant for this process.

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