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Licence - Road Occupation

Licence - Road Occupation

Permit Summary

If you wish to occupy the road or footway for the temporary storage of building materials or to erect scaffolding or staging, you require permission from the Roads Authority. This is a legal requirement under section 58 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984. The term "road" covers the carriageway, footway or verge of any road and includes public footpaths and cycle tracks.

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone can apply for a Road Occupation Permit

Application Process

Applications must be made using the approved application forms and must be accompanied by three copies of a plan or sketch showing the area that the applicant intends to occupy. Applications must be received at least 7 days in advance of any proposed occupation. Once received, the site will be examined and conditions of occupation attached to the permit. The applicant will be contacted directly about issues which are not clear from the completed application form.


Express consent is required from the Roads Authority for the occupation of the road or footway. No tacit consent will be permitted. If you have not heard from the Roads Authority within 7 days of the submission of your application, please contact the authority. Occupation of the road or footway without the written permission of the Roads Authority, is an offence.


Please email to apply for this licence.

For downloading and manual completion, together with further information, via the Council website

Permission refused

If permission for a Road Occupation Permit is refused, you should contact the local authority directly if you are unhappy with the reasons given on the refusal.

Please note that fees lodged with any Licence application are non-refundable.

For Further Information Contact

Licensing Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000