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Road work and scaffolding permit charges

The Road Works and Events (Jersey) Law 2016 allows the government and the parishes, as highway authorities, to charge a fee for road works and scaffolding permits.

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

Permit charging policy

Fees for road works and standard scaffolding permits

Fees are based on the traffic impact level which is determined when you apply for a permit and provide information about the work’s:

  • location
  • type of activity
  • time of day
  • likely duration

If the work you do needs the road’s surface to be broken, a reinstatement administration fee is charged. Fees for this are based on the area of your trench. This fee does not cover costs associated with any subsequent making good, or repair works following inspection.

Traffic impact level Duration (in calendar days) Fee
Low (most by-roads)
​ ​
up to 3£44.18
4 to 10£66.22
more than 10£88.46
​ ​
up to 3£110.50
4 to 10£132.53
more than 10£154.57
​ ​
up to 3£176.71
4 to 10£198.75
more than 10£220.79
Very high
​ ​
up to 13£242.82
4 to 10£265.07
more than 10£287.10
Variation or cancellation fee ​
Reinstatement administration fee
​ ​
£110.50 ( first 50 metre square)
£55.25 (each additional 100 metre square)

Basic fees for fixed scaffolding permits

Fixed scaffolding placed in or on a road is subject to an amended version of the standard permit fee structure.

The term fixed scaffolding does not include the use of mobile scaffolding or mobile elevated platforms which are subject to the standard permit fee structure.

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.

Traffic impact level
Duration (in calendar days)Fee
Low (most by-roads)
​ ​
up to 30£44.18
31 to 100£66.22
more than 100£88.46
​ ​
up to 30£110.50
31 to 100£132.53
more than 100£154.57
​ ​
up to 30£176.71
31 to 100£198.75
more than 100£220.79
Very high
​ ​
up to 30£242.82
31 to 100£265.07
more than 100£287.10
Variation or cancellation fee ​

Administration fee for fixed scaffolding (St Helier only)​

There's an additional fixed scaffold administration fee for works in the parish of St Helier only. This is based on the length of the scaffolding and is charged per 30 days for which all or part of the scaffolding is in place.

​Scaffold length (in meters)
​Up to 10m
​Up to 30m
​Up to 100m
​Up to 200m
​More than 200m

Variations and cancellations

Once your scaffolding permit application is approved, you'll be charged a variation fee if:

  • there's any change to the permit details. For example, an increase in the scaffold’s in-situ duration
  • works finish late without prior variation approval. Your variation fee will be charged on completion confirmation

The variation fee will be charged in addition to any increase in the basic fee due to the increased duration.

It's important that you notify the highway authority as soon as the works is finished and cleared from the road.


If you're going to cancel your works permit you must notify the highway authority as soon as possible. The fees will be limited to a simple cancellation fee if you notify the highway authority by 10.30am on the last working day (Monday to Friday) before your permit's start date. Otherwise the full basic fee will apply.

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