Private road signs

Private road signs are signs which direct road users to places which are not directly on the main road network, to aid navigation.

They have a white background and are provided for highway safety and effective traffic management.

How to apply

Download a copy of our application form and return it to the address provided on the form.

Alternatively you can contact our Customer Service Centre and request an application form to be posted to you for completion and return.


Action Cost
Preliminary enquiry No charge
Formal application (including vetting and definitive response) £253 (non-returnable)
Provision of signs (including manufacture, supply and erection) Actual cost (varies according to number and size of signs, number of posts required)
Administration (including signing scheme design and documentation) 20% of the work cost; subject to £100 minimum charge
Supervision (including ordering work and inspection) 10% of the work cost; subject to £50 minimum charge
Replacement Actual cost plus supervision fees