Traffic counting and survey equipment on the highway licence
You must apply for a licence to place traffic counting and surveying equipment on the highway.
Any unauthorised equipment that is found could be removed immediately and returned to you once we receive payment of a licence fee.
Cost and payment
It costs £75 for each Street (denoted by a Unique Street Reference Number) where equipment is to be placed.
You'll be notified of the total charge before we request payment.
Conditions of consent
- A licence is valid for a maximum of 14 days
- A £5m minimum public liability insurance is required along with street works accreditation
- A method statement should accompany the application
- The Licensee shall ensure that the equipment is installed and inspected by a competent and responsible person
- The applicant shall not allow the equipment to be placed any longer than is necessary
- Equipment must not be left in such a location that causes undue obstruction of the highway
- Equipment must be removed promptly upon completion of the survey (with 24 hours of the licence expiring) or whenever required by Dorset Council
- Faulty or dangerous equipment must be removed immediately upon request or will be removed by Dorset Council
- This consent cannot be taken as authorising the creation of a nuisance or a danger to users of the highway
- Equipment should clearly display a 24/7 contact name and telephone number, for public use
- The highway shall be left in a clean and tidy condition on removal of the equipment. Any damage shall be reported to Dorset Council and repaired in accordance with agreed details
Apply for a licence to place traffic counting and surveying equipment on the highway
You must apply at least 2 weeks before the equipment is due to be placed on the highway.