Erect scaffolding or hoarding on the highway

The term 'highway' includes roads, pavements and verges.

Who can apply?

Contractors who hold £10 million public liability insurance may apply for a licence.

The application form must be completed by the company who holds the £10 million public liability insurance and we will issue the licence approval to this company.


For new scaffolding and hoarding applications

£483 minimum. This includes:

  • £153 licence fee
  • Pre and post inspections, two at £70.50 each (£141 total)
  • £153 deposit
  • Weekly inspection £36 per week

The deposit is refundable.

This licence is renewable weekly at £36 per week.

For a new portable cabin or storage container licence

£370 licence fee.

If you wish to extend this licence, please contact

Apply for, extend or change a licence

Before making an application, please read impact on street lighting assets.


Before you fill in this form

You won't be able to save this form to complete later, so please allow yourself five minutes to fill it in.

You will need:

  • Payment card details if you are applying for a new or extending an existing licence
  • Evidence of public liability insurance (optional)
  • Plan of projection (optional)

Apply for a highway occupation licence

If you have any questions, please contact:

Telephone: 023 8079 8060