Delivering a shared Council roads and transportation service across East and South Ayrshire

Road opening permit

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

Please be aware of the following:

  • A road opening permit can take up to a maximum of three working days to be processed. 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 the Roads and Transportation Service
  • 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 .


road opening permit application
LocationApplication formsCost
East Ayrshire

RO1 Road Opening Application Form

RO2 Road Opening Reinstatement Conditions

Road Opening For Access Crossings - £250

Road Opening for Works and Excavations - £250

South Ayrshire Road Opening Permit Application Form and Conditions

£250* - Vehicle Access Crossing

£250* - Other Works involving Excavation 

*plus an administration fee of £66


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