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Permit charging

Road work and scaffolding permits

From the 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.

We have created a permit charging policy which provides detail on how the permit charging process is being implemented.

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

1. Road works permit fee tariff 

​Permit variables
​Traffic impact level
​Likely duration (calendar days)
​​Fee (£ per/item)
​Basic fee
​ ​



​Very high
more than 10
​£260
​4 to 10
​£240
​1 to 3
​£220
​High
more than 10
​£200
​4 to 10
​£180
​1 to 3
​£160
Medium
​more than 10
​£140
​4 to 10
​£120
​1 to 3
​£100
Low (most by-roads)

​more than 10
​£80
​4 to 10
​£60
​1 to 3
​£40
​Variation fee
​£35
​Reinstatement administration fee

​1 50m2
​£100
​each additional 100m2
​£50


















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.

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.

2. Scaffolding permit fee tariff

​Permit variables
In-situ traffic impact level
In-situ duration (calendar days)
​​Fee (£ per/item)
​Basic fee
​ ​



​Very high
more than 100
​£260
31 to 100
​£240
​0 to 30
​£220
​High
more than 100
​£200
​31 to 100
​£180
​0 to 30
​£160
Medium
​more than 100
​£140
​31 to 100
​£120
​0 to 30
​£100
Low (most by-roads)

​more than 100
​£80
31 to 100
​£60
​0 to 30
​£40
​Variation fee
​£35

Parish of St Helier only

In-situ scaffold administration fee (per 30 day period)


​Scaffold length (meters)
Up to 10m
​£20
​11m to 30m
​£30
​30m to 100m
​£40
​100m to 200m
​£60
​more than 200m
​£80

For 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.

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, and charged per 30 days it is in place.

Permit charging policy

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