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Apply for a scaffolding permit

You must have a permit before you can put up scaffolding or hoarding on a road, pavement or verge.

You'll need to tell us:

  • what works you intend to do
  • how long the work will take
  • the dimensions of any structure to be erected
  • that you agree to our safety conditions

We will need at least five days to process your request.

How to apply

You can apply online:

If you're not able to apply online, you can download and complete the form below:

Download list

Send your application back to us by email or post it to the traffic management and coordination team. Include copies of:

  • the main contractor's public liability certificate
  • method statement
  • risk assessment


Total length of construction Licence charge
Up to 10m £91.00
11m to 15m £127.25
16m to 20m £169.00
21m to 25m £212.00
26m to 30m £242.55
31m to 50m £333.55
Over 50m £667.00

How to pay your fee

When we have received and assessed your application, we will send you an email to confirm your fee. You can then contact our admin team to pay by card over the phone.

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