You will need a licence if you want to carry out a traffic survey that involves placing any form of temporary counting equipment on the highway.
If you want to talk to us about carrying out a traffic survey phone the Highway Co-ordination Team on 01392 383000 and ask for ‘Section 50’.
How much will a licence cost?
A licence to place a temporary traffic counter or CCTV camera is £70 – the cancellation fee is the full £70. There is no VAT to add.
How much notice do I need to give?
All complete applications must be received at least one month in advance of the proposed start date of the works.
What if I need to close a road or change a traffic regulation order?
To close a road or change a traffic regulation you will need to apply for a temporary traffic regulation order (TTRO). A temporary traffic regulation order is the legal process that is used to introduce temporary restrictions, for example a road closure, suspension of a one way street or a suspension of parking.
Road closures are a last resort and will only be granted following a completed application and risk assessment. Check the costs for temporary road closure.
How do I apply?
Read the guidance notes thoroughly.
Complete the application form.
Tell us if any details change – such as the start date of the works – or if remedial work is needed.
You can download the forms, fill them in and email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or print them off, fill them in and post them to:
Exeter EX2 4QD