Kent Permit Scheme

All work that takes place on a Kent road needs a permit.

The scheme manages Kent's road network by planning and scheduling all work on the highways. By using this scheme road users have less disruption but the work can still happen.

If you need more information please email kent.permitscheme@kent.gov.uk.

Types of permits

TypeDescription Minimum application time before proposed start date KCC response time
Provisional advance authorisation Needed before you apply for a major permit. 3 months 1 month
Major *You need provisional advance authorisation before you apply for this.

For work that lasts 11 or more days or needs a temporary traffic order.
10 days 5 days
Standard For work that lasts between 4 and 10 working days. 10 days 5 days
Minor For work that lasts 3 working days or less. 3 days 2 days
Immediate For emergency or urgent work. 2 hours after 2 days

How to apply

Apply for a permit through an electronic transfer of notice (EToN) system or complete an application form (XLSX, 26.1 KB).

Download our application guide (PDF, 75.6 KB) or look at an example of a completed application (XLSX, 26.6 KB). Alternatively if you have any questions please contact us:

Cost

Street reinstatement category0,1 and 23 and 4
Street sensitivityNon-traffic sensitiveTraffic sensitiveNon-traffic sensitiveTraffic sensitive
Time and locationDuring non-traffic sensitive times/locationAny part during traffic sensitive times at traffic sensitive locationsDuring non-traffic sensitive times/locationAny part during traffic sensitive times at traffic sensitive locations
Provisional advance authorisation £78 £87 £73 £87
Major £203
variation fee: £45
£225
variation fee: £45
£146
variation fee: £35
£225
variation fee: £45
Standard £117
variation fee: £45
£130
variation fee: £45
£0
no permit or variation fee      
£130
variation fee: £45
Minor £59
variation fee: £45
£65
variation fee: £45
£0
no permit or variation fee      
£65
variation fee: £45
Immediate £51
variation fee: £45
£57
variation fee: £45
£0
no permit or variation fee
£57
variation fee: £45

Download a copy of the current fees (PDF, 103.4 KB)

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