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:

Road Opening
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 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 



Location Application Forms Cost
 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

Contact Information

Contact us
Phone  01563 503 160

Ayrshire Roads Alliance

The Johnnie Walker Bond

15 Strand Street





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