To get the best experience of this website, we recommend you upgrade your browser.

Upgrade your Internet Explorer

Durham County Council

Our payments system will not be available between 1.30pm on Tuesday 24 January  and 1.30pm on Wednesday 25 January. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Page location

Application for temporary road closures


Several forms are available for the temporary closure of roads or public rights of way for the purposes of road works or events.

Where additional advertising costs are to be charged, an invoice will be forwarded to you once the costs have been determined. You should include payment for the fixed fee with your application form, or provide a purchase order number to quote on our invoice to you for the outstanding/advertising costs.

Please note that these forms only give you permission to close a road or public right of way. If excavation in the highway is required, you may also need to apply for a Road Opening permit or a Section 50 licence.

TRO/RC 01 - Application for Large Scale Temporary Traffic Regulation Order/Road Closure

This form should be used when carrying out works on major roads, including all dual carriageways and class A roads, for temporary road closures, speed restrictions, contra-flows, weight restrictions, etc. The cost of this application is £400.00 plus advertising costs.

Temporary large scale road closures (PDF, 283kb)

TRO/RC 02 - Application for Temporary Traffic Regulation Order/Road Closure

This form should be used for standard road closures and traffic regulation orders when carrying out works on all classes of roads and footpaths. If the restrictions are required for five days or less, the cost of this application will be £240.00. If the restrictions are required for more than five days, the cost of this application will be £400.00 plus advertising costs.

Temporary standard road closures (PDF, 260kb)

TRO/RC 03 - Application for Temporary Road Closure for Special Events

This form should be used for road closure requests for events occurring on or adjacent to roads. Processions, parades, carnivals and street parties are issued under the Town Police Clauses Act 1847. Sporting event road closures, closures incorporating additional mandatory traffic regulation (for example no left/right turns), and events held on public rights of way that can't be covered by the Town Police Clauses Act, are issued under Section 16a of the Road Traffic Regulation Act (Special Events) 1994. 

Temporary road closure for event (PDF, 275kb)

Public Rights of Way

If a closure is required on a public right of way for the purposes of works or events, please see our Public Rights of Way section.

If you are unsure of which form you require, or for any other queries relating to these forms, please contact us using our highways form.