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Road work and scaffolding permit charges

Road work and scaffolding permits

Since 1 January 2019, the Road Works and Events (Jersey) Law 2016 allows the Government of Jersey and the Parishes as highway authorities to charge a fee for road work and scaffolding permits.

The permit charging policy provides detail on how the permit charging process is being implemented.

Permit charging policy

The two current tariffs for roadworks and for scaffolding, as defined in the policy:

Standard permit fees

​Permit variables
​Traffic impact level
Duration in calendar days
​​Fee 
​Basic fee
​Low (most by-roads)
up to 3
​£41.00
​4 to 10
​£61.50
​more than 10
​£82.00
​Medium
up to 3
​£102.50
​4 to 10
​£123.00
​more than 10
​£143.50
High
up to 3
​£164.00
​4 to 10
​£184.50
​more than 10
​£205.00
Very high
​up to 13
​£225.50
​4 to 10
​£246.00
​more than 10
​£266.50
​Variation fee / cancellation fee
​£35.88
​Reinstatement administration fee
​first 50m2
​£102.50
​each additional 100m2
​£51.25

The basic fee is based on the traffic impact level and likely work duration, which is determined when you apply for a permit and provide information about the work’s location, type of activity, time of day, and duration.

Once your permit application has been approved, any change to the permit’s details, such as an increase in the duration, will mean that you pay a variation fee. Works that finish late (without prior variation approval) will be charged a variation fee on completion confirmation, along with any increase in the basic fee due to the increased duration. It is important to let the highway authority know as soon as the works are finished and cleared from the road.

You must let the highway authority know if you are going to cancel a works permit as this may allow other needed works to go ahead instead. Provided you notify the highway authority by 10.30am on the last working day (i.e. Monday to Friday) before your permit's start date then fees will be limited to a simple cancellation fee, otherwise the full basic fee will apply. For very high and high impact works the basic fee must be paid on cancellation.

Finally, if the type of work you are doing requires the road’s surface to be broken, a reinstatement administration fee is charged, based on the area of the trench. This sum does not cover costs associated with any subsequent making good, or repair works following inspection.

Fixed scaffolding fees

Fixed scaffolding placed in or on a road will be subject to an amended version of the standard fee structure (see Standard permit fees). The term fixed scaffolding does not include the use of mobile scaffolding or mobile elevated platforms which are subject to the standard fee structure.

​Permit variables
In-situ traffic impact level
Duration in calendar days
​​Fee
​Basic fee
Low (most by-roads)
up to 30
​£41.00
31 to 100
​£61.50
​more than 100
​£82.00
Medium
up to 30
​£102.50
​31 to 100
​£123.00
more than 100
​£143.50
High
​up to 30
​£164.00
​31 to 100
​£184.50
​more than 100
​£205.00
Very high
​up to 30
​£225.50
31 to 100
​£246.00
more than 100
​£266.50
​Variation / cancellation fee
​£35.88

In-situ scaffold administration fee per 30 day period (or part thereof) in which all or part of the scaffolding is in place which currently only applies to the Parish of St Helier

​Scaffold length (meters)
Up to 10m
​£20.50
​11m to 30m
​£30.75
​30m to 100m
​£41.00
​100m to 200m
​£61.50
​more than 200m
​£82.00

For fixed scaffolding, the basic fee is based on the traffic impact level and likely duration of the ‘in-situ’ scaffolding, this is determined when the scaffolding company applies for a permit.

Once the scaffolding permit application has been approved, any change to the permit details, such as an increase in the scaffold’s in-situ duration, will mean that you pay a variation fee. Works that finish late (without prior variation approval) will be charged a variation fee on completion confirmation, along with any increase in the basic fee due to the increased duration. It is important to let the highway authority know as soon as the works are finished and cleared from the road.

You must let the highway authority know as soon as possible if you are going to cancel a works permit. Provided you notify the highway authority by 10.30am on the last working day(i.e. Monday to Frday) before your permit's start date then fees will be limited to a simple cancellation fee, otherwise the full basic fee will apply.

For scaffolding works, in the parish of St Helier only, there is an additional in-situ scaffold administration fee, based on the length of the scaffolding. This is charged per 30 days it is in place.

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