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Road opening permit

Anyone wishing to excavate in a public road, footway or footpath must obtain a road opening permit before doing so.

If the application relates to sewer connections, water supply connections, electricity connections or telecommunications connections in the public road, please use the Permission to Execute Road Works application forms.

Road Opening
Please be aware of the following:

To comply with legislation the Road Opening Permit application should be submitted at least 15 working days (21 calendar days) before the requested start date.

Please make sure that any work related to the permit is planned accordingly.

Any road opening permit is subject to conditions as set out by Ayrshire Roads Alliance
Should your application for a road opening permit be rejected, the cost of the application is non-refundable

Should you wish to discuss an existing permit, or if you have questions regarding a future permit application, please contact us 

Email  ara.roadspermits@ayrshireroadsalliance.org 



LocationApplication FormsCost
East Ayrshire

RO1 Road Opening Application Form

RO2 Road Opening Reinstatement Conditions

Access Crossings  £256 (per crossing)


South Ayrshire Road Opening Permit Application Form and Conditions

Access Crossings  £255 (per crossing)


Contact Information

Contact us
Phone  01563 503 160
Email enquiries@ayrshireroadsalliance.org

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