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Scaffolding and hoarding on the road

Do I require a licence to erect scaffolding and hoarding

A scaffolding and hoarding licence is required for any scaffold or hoarding that is erected or encroaches on the public highway.

How do I apply for a licence?

To apply for a licence, please use our online form and pay the fee:

Apply for a scaffolding or hoarding licence ( website)

Apply to extend a scaffolding or hoarding licence ( website)

Alternatively, please fill out and return our PDF application form, found at the bottom of this page.

Please send us your application at least seven days before the date on which you wish to erect the scaffolding or hoarding.

If you wish to change your existing licence, please submit a new application form.

What are the terms and conditions?

Please see our terms and conditions for putting scaffolding and hoarding on the road page.

How much does the licence cost?

The cost of the licence is £110 per 28 day period.

If our contractors are called out to light the site, or to make it safe, a charge will be made to the licensee.

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What documentation is required?

Please provide the following documents along with your application:

  • A copy of your Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of £5 million in respect of any one incident
  • Traffic management details, where there is potential for encroachment onto the highway
  • The location of the scaffolding and hoarding
  • A sketch of your proposals, fully dimensioned with a plan, together with the safety precautions necessary

What if I have any queries, concerns or complaints?

If you have queries or concerns, please contact us online or by telephone.

Files available to download