We are the Highways Authority for roads other than trunk routes in Oxfordshire. We deal with applications for road closures and other restrictions which require a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO). This includes restrictions on county roads, footpaths and bridleways.
For trunk roads, you need to contact the appropriate maintenance agency. See the Highways England website for a map of the roads that they maintain.
If you're planning a neighbourhood street party, contact your district council.
For requesting Disabled Persons Parking Places (DPPP) - (permanent placement or removal) please see our page on disabled parking places.
We levy a standard charge, based upon the average cost of processing a routine Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO).
For further details, see the guidelines in 'How to apply' below.
The charge covers some or all of the following:
- An initial site visit (if needed)
- Approval of a TTRO application
- Drawing up a schedule for the process
- Notifications to interested parties (not including those directly affected)
- Preparation of street notices
- Approval of temporary restriction/closure and diversion signing schedules and publicity plans
- Legal work for the preparation and making of the TTRO / notice
- Amendments to the original application.
For applications between and including 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023
|TTRO by Order||Maximum period of a TTRO of 18 months (road).||£2130 (Purchase Orders required for £2130) (Advert costs now included within this charge)|
|TTRO by 5 day Notice (subject to urgency)||For a maximum of 5 consecutive days||£910 (Purchase Order required for £910)|
|21-day ‘Emergency’ Notice (Can only be used when serious injury or risk to life is identified. A statement needs to be submitted with the TTRO application outlining the risk to the public)||For a maximum period of 21 days. (If this period needs to be extended we need to be informed ASAP to get a further TTRO in place)||£1460 (Purchase Order required for £1460)|
Inform the Network Supervisor and the TTRO Team immediately. Charges will apply for TTROs from the point of your agreement to proceed with the application after Network Coordination has been approved.
If applicable these will be levied for:
- all advertising costs
- extra work needed if you submit an inadequate or unacceptable application
- work on the signing and/or publicity plans that we have to undertake on your behalf
- staff time if exceptional work is required
- amendments to the original application.
A minimum of 12 weeks' notice ** must be given to enable the county council to process Temporary Traffic Regulation Order applications affecting county roads.
Does tacit consent apply?
No. It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.
Public liability insurance
The services, company contractor, authority or other person or body requesting the closure should note they will need to show they hold insurance of at least £10,000,000.
How to apply
Read our guidelines for requesting a temporary road closure (pdf format, 205KB) to help you with your application.
Apply by email
Download and complete one of the following forms. Use our contact us form to return your application and supporting documents.
- Application for a TTRO for roads (doc format, 166Kb)
- Application for a TTRO for footpaths (doc format, 159Kb)
You will also need to send:
- A publicity plan showing the works site, proposed restrictions and any alternative route(s)
- A signage plan for the proposed restrictions and any alternative route(s)
- Proof of public liability insurance of at least £10,000,000
- A copy of your purchase order for the TTRO.
Who to contact
- For permanent requests please contact us - Traffic Regulations Team (TRO)
- For Disabled Persons Parking Places (DPPP) go to our Disabled parking places page
It is your responsibility to make sure that all those along the length of the highway affected by the TTRO are informed about the nature and duration of the restrictions well in advance.
It is your responsibility to make sure that any alternative route is adequately signed and approved in advance by Oxfordshire County Council. Standard signs templates are given here:
- Signs used during temporary road closures (pdf format, 397Kb)
- Signs used during temporary footpath closures (pdf format, 447Kb)
Temporary signs should comply with Department for Transport regulations.